Evaluation of the effect of base station antenna polarization on the performance of CoMP transmission techniques based on synchronous multi-link measurements

Sakib Bin Redhwan, Ahmad Shekhan, Ghassan Dahman, Jose Flordelis, Fredrik Tufvesson

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Abstract

In this paper, the effect of polarization on the downlink achievable sum-rate of multi-user Cooperative Multi-Point (CoMP) systems is studied using synchronous multi-link channel measurements with two different antenna arrangements. In the first setup, four dual-polarized antenna patches with inter-patch distance varied from half wavelength to 8 m are considered at the base station (BS). In the second setup, two BSs located 60 m apart are used, each is provided with dual-polarized antennas spaced half a wavelength apart. Based on the BS antenna element selection, scenarios with different antenna polarizations at the BSs are considered. We consider four virtual users each is equipped with two antennas (V and H-polarized) with half-wavelength inter-element distance. The users are equally spaced with inter-user distance of about 0.5 m and moving in different routes. For each setup, the 8 × 4 MIMO multi-user channels are used to evaluate the achievable sum-rate of the system, where the minimum mean square error (MMSE) beamforming at both the BS and the mobile station (MS) is used. It is found that the performance improvement gained from using dual-polarized antennas at the BS vanishes if the BS antenna elements are distributed over large distance (i.e., having a large antenna array aperture). However, in the measured environment, for the case of having two BSs each of which is provided with co-located antennas, using dual-polarized antennas provide about 40% improvement in the ergodic sum-rate compared to using single-polarized antennas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3254-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3255-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC'16) - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2016 Sept 42016 Sept 7

Conference

Conference27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC'16)
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period2016/09/042016/09/07

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Telecommunications

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