Study of smart antennas and MU-MIMO techniques for indoor radio engineering and planning tools

Abstract : The deployment facility and flexibility of wireless technologies have allowed considerable evolution of IEEE 802 .11 standards. The arrival of the optical fiber to the home has further motivated the research studies to increase data rates and capacity. ln this context, the latest IEEE 802.l lac standard ratified in 2014 proposes new technologies to achieve maximum data rates above 1 Gbit/s. ln particular, 802.l lac includes the Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) and Transmit Beamforming (TxBF). These smart antenna technologies assume a variable transmit antenna pattern in function of the users' position and the corresponding multipath propagation channel characteristics. However, the actual radio planning tools give a fixed coverage map in dependent of any adaptive or smart antenna processing. This thesis studies the impact of the MU-MIMO and TxBF techniques on radio engineering, system optimization as well as radio planning tools. Indeed, the first part of this thesis deals with refining the sum rate capacity gains by identifying interesting system configurations and optimal system parameters. The second part addresses the beamforming gains in terms of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) gain and interference level to have realistic radio coverage modeling.
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Khouloud Issiali. Study of smart antennas and MU-MIMO techniques for indoor radio engineering and planning tools. Electronics. INSA de Rennes, 2015. English. ⟨NNT : 2015ISAR0039⟩. ⟨tel-01408835⟩



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