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Investigation into the Performance of a MIMO System Equipped with ULA or UCA Antennas: BER, Capacity and Channel Estimation

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Author(s): Xia LIU | Marek E. BIALKOWSKI | Feng WANG | Konstanty BIALKOWSKI

Journal: International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences
ISSN 1913-3715

Volume: 02;
Issue: 06;
Start page: 491;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: MIMO | BER | BPSK | FSK | Channel Capacity | EDOF | Channel Estimation | ULA | UCA | Spatial Correlation

ABSTRACT
This paper reports on investigations into the performance of a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless communication system employing a uniform linear array (ULA) at the transmitter and either a uni-form linear array (ULA) or a uniform circular array (UCA) antenna at the receiver. The transmitter is as-sumed to be surrounded by scattering objects while the receiver is postulated to be free from scattering ob-jects. The Laplacian distribution of angle of arrival (AOA) of a signal reaching the receiver is postulated. The performance of bit error rate (BER), capacity and channel estimation for a MIMO system are evaluated for the two cases that the receiver is equipped with ULA or with UCA antennas.
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