Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities. 6th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2010, Berlin, Germany, May 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Design, Implementation and Testing of a Real-Time Mobile WiMAX Testbed Featuring MIMO Technology

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_16,
        author={Oriol Font-Bach and Nikolaos Bartzoudis and Antonio Pascual-Iserte and David Bueno},
        title={Design, Implementation and Testing of a Real-Time Mobile WiMAX Testbed Featuring MIMO Technology},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities. 6th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2010, Berlin, Germany, May 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={MIMO testbeds IEEE 802.16e real-time systems FPGAs DSP},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_16}
    }
    
  • Oriol Font-Bach
    Nikolaos Bartzoudis
    Antonio Pascual-Iserte
    David Bueno
    Year: 2012
    Design, Implementation and Testing of a Real-Time Mobile WiMAX Testbed Featuring MIMO Technology
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_16
Oriol Font-Bach1,*, Nikolaos Bartzoudis1,*, Antonio Pascual-Iserte,*, David Bueno1,*
  • 1: Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (PMT)
*Contact email: ofont@cttc.cat, nbartzoudis@cttc.cat, antonio.pascual@upc.edu, dlopez@cttc.cat

Abstract

Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) is a technology that enhances wireless systems capacity, data rate, and coverage by utilizing the spatial diversity provided by multiple antennas. However, these benefits come at the expense of increased computational complexity. Implementing a broadband MIMO wireless communication system in a real-time testbed is a challenging task, entailing numerous pitfalls. This paper presents several implementation aspects of a real-time MIMO testbed based on the mobile WiMAX standard. The focus is mainly laid on the bit-intensive baseband digital signal processing at the receiver.