The 4th International ICST Workshop on Channel Measurement and Modeling

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On the MIMO OTA test system

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/iwoncmm.2010.5,
        author={Jukka-Pekka Nuutinen and Pekka Ky\o{}sti and Yu Gao and Michael D. FoegelIe},
        title={On the MIMO OTA test system},
        proceedings={The 4th International ICST Workshop on Channel Measurement and Modeling},
        keywords={MIMO OTA radio channel modeling},
  • Jukka-Pekka Nuutinen
    Pekka Kyösti
    Yu Gao
    Michael D. FoegelIe
    Year: 2011
    On the MIMO OTA test system
    DOI: 10.4108/iwoncmm.2010.5
Jukka-Pekka Nuutinen1,*, Pekka Kyösti1, Yu Gao1, Michael D. FoegelIe2,*
  • 1: Elektrobit System Test, Tutkijantie 7, FIN-90570 Finland
  • 2: ETS-Lindgren, 1301 Arrow Point Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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This paper discusses the radio channel modeling for MIMO Over-The-Air testing (OTA). The MIMO OTA is needed for the small devices testing, utilizing multiple antennas. The technologies that utilize multiple antennas are emerging technologies, such as LTE-A and WiMAX evolution (IEEE802.11m), but we also have seen tremendeous increase of MIMO in WLAN type of applications, like IEEE802.11n. This paper discusses also about the testing challenge that MIMO poses for realistic testing.