UE Antenna Properties and Their Influence on Massive MIMO System Performance

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The use of large-scale antenna arrays can bring substantial improvements both in energy and spectral efficiency. This paper presents an initial study of user equipment (UE) antenna performance based on prototypes for a massive MIMO test bed. Most publications in the massive MIMO area have assumed isotropic or dipole antenna behavior at the UE side. It is, however, of greatest interest to evaluate the impact of realistic antenna implementations and user loading on such systems. Antennas are integrated into realistic UE form factors. Simulations are carried out to evaluate system performance using the UE antenna behavior measured in a Satimo StarGate 64. Comparisons are made with ideal isotropic un-correlated antennas. The presented UEs are designed for the 3.7 GHz band used by the LuMaMi massive MIMO test bed at Lund University.


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  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • antenna, antenna pattern, channel interaction, massive MIMO, measurement, system performance
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9788890701856
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 27
Publication categoryResearch
Event9th European Conference on antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2015 - Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2015 Apr 122015 Apr 17
Conference number: 9


Conference9th European Conference on antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2015
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2015
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