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MIMO-a solution for advanced wireless access?

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  • DP McNamara
  • PN Fletcher
  • Peter Karlsson
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2001
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages231 - 235
ISBN (Print)0852967330
StatePublished - Apr 2001


The application of smart antenna technology to wireless communication systems has attracted considerable attention over the last decade or so, as a means of capacity enhancement. Here, the application of space-time processing using a single antenna array at the base-station has been considered in order to obtain interference reduction (both co-channel and multipath) as well as range extension. The application of dual antenna array architectures to create multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) configurations, has attracted considerable interest both within academia and industry as a means of providing significant capacity gains over conventional array-based enhancement methods. This paper provides an introduction to these MIMO communication systems and explains how such capacity gains can be achieved using this technology

Additional information

Sponsorship: The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the UK EPSRC, DERA and the CEC IST SATURN project in conjunction with the preparation of this paper Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 480

Research areas

  • MIMO systems, space-time adaptive processing, channel capacity, array signal processing, adaptive antenna arrays




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