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A new stochastic spatio-temporal propagation model (SSTPM) for mobile communications with antenna arrays

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855 - 862
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Journal issue5
StatePublished - May 2001


In order to evaluate the performance of third-generation mobile communication systems, radio channel models are required. The models should be capable of handling nonstationary scenarios with dynamic evolution of multipath. In this context and due to the introduction of advanced antenna systems to exploit the spatial domain, a further expansion is needed in order to include the nonstationary characteristics of the channel. In an attempt to solve these problems, this paper presents a new stochastic spatio-temporal propagation model. The model is a combination of the geometrically-based single reflection and the Gaussian wide-sense stationary uncorrelated scattering models, and is further enhanced in order to be able to handle nonstationary scenarios. The probability density functions of the number of multipath components, the scatterers' lifetime, and the angle of arrival are calculated to support these features. The input parameters of the model are based on results from measurement campaigns published in the open literature.

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Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Rose publication type: Journal article Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Centre Ltd. for sponsoring the work presented in this paper. Terms of use: Copyright © 2001 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Transactions on Communications. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • antenna arrays, radio channel model, wireless communications

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