Performance evaluation for scattering MIMO channel models


David Gesbert, Helmut Bölcskei, Dhananjay A. Gore, and Arogyaswami J. Paulraj


Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove (CA), Vol. 1, pp. 748-752, Oct. 2000, (invited paper).

DOI: 10.1109/ACSSC.2000.911052

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Using a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) outdoor wireless fading channel model recently introduced by the authors, we study the impact of physical propagation parameters in a full scattering scenario on outage capacity and ergodic capacity. In particular, introducing the concept of scatterer-to-scatterer (STS) rank, we show that a MIMO channel with correlated inputs (or outputs) but with full STS rank yields better performance from an outage capacity point-of-view than a channel with i.i.d. inputs and outputs and low STS rank.


Multi-antenna systems, MIMO, space-time processing, spatial multiplexing, ergodic capacity, outage capacity, channel models, fading

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