Transmission schemes for Multiple Antenna Terminals in Real Massive MIMO systems

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In massive MIMO performance evaluations it is often assumed that the terminal has a single antenna. The combination of multiple antennas in a terminal and massive MIMO precoding at the base station side can further improve overall system performance. We present measurement results for multi antenna terminals operating in different transmission schemes and how they perform under varying loading conditions. Gain expressions are derived that enable easy comparison between the transmission schemes. The evaluation is performed on realistic antennas integrated into Sony Xperia handsets tuned to 3.7~GHz and operated together with the Lund University massive MIMO (LuMaMi) test bed. It is concluded that the approach used in today's mobile systems, where up link and down link are addressed independently, will not provide the best performance. The performance can be improved by the selection of transmission schemes optimized for massive MIMO.


External organisations
  • Sony Mobile Communications AB
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  • Communication Systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1328-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1329-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 13
Publication categoryResearch
EventIEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2016 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 2016 Dec 42016 Dec 8


ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

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