F. Zhang et al., "Performance testing of massive MIMO base station with multi-probe anechoic chamber setups," 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018), London, 2018, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1049/cp.2018.0861
Performance testing of massive MIMO base station with multi-probe anechoic chamber setups
|Author:||Zhang, Fengchun1; Fan, Wei1; Ji, Yilin1;|
1APMS section, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
2Huawei Technologies Sweden AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
3Keysight Technologies and Oulu University, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019081524277
Institution of Engineering and Technology,
|Publish Date:|| 2019-08-15
The utilization of massive multiple-input multipleoutput (MIMO) antenna arrays at the base station (BS) side has been identified as an enabling technique for 5G communication systems. To evaluate the true end-to-end performance of BS’s, an over-the-air (OTA) radiated method is required. In this paper, we present a sectorized multi-probe anechoic chamber (MPAC) configuration equipped with a switch box for massive MIMO BS OTA testing. Simulations were performed for aBS equipped with an 8 × 8 planar array of half-wavelength element spacing at 3.5 GHz, where 1 m measurement range and 8 active OTA probes are considered. Due to the important role of beamforming techniques in 5G antenna arrays, the Bartlett beamforming power patterns under the channel models reproduced in the MPAC setups are utilized to quantify the channel emulation accuracy.
|Pages:||1 - 5|
12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018
European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
|Type of Publication:||
A4 Article in conference proceedings
|Field of Science:||
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
This work has been partially supported by Huawei Technologies Sweden AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Wei Fan would like to acknowledge the financial assistance from Danish council for independent research (grant number: DFF 611100525).
© 2018 Institution of engineering and technology. This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018), London, 2018 and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at the IET Digital Library at https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2018.0861.