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Performance of multiple-receive multiple-transmit beamforming in WLAN-type systems under power or EIRP constraints with delayed channel estimates
KTH, Superseded Departments, Signals, Sensors and Systems.
KTH, Superseded Departments, Signals, Sensors and Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3599-5584
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2002 (English)In: IEEE 55TH VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, VTC SPRING 2002, VOLS 1-4, PROCEEDINGS, 2002, 1906-1910 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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Downlink beamforming in a WLAN-type system employing access points and mobiles equipped with multiple antennas and associated receivers and transmitters are considered. The beamforming aims at maximizing the performance under constraints on transmit power or equivalent isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Solutions for the two constraints are derived and investigated using simulated and measured channels. Our simulation and experimental results shows that performance gains of 8-10dB when using four directional transmitter antennas and two receive antennas (as compared with a base-line one-transmit two-receive), are possible under both constraints. For simulated channels, a delay between channel estimation and use of the same channel of up to 10% of the (inverse of the) Doppler frequency only degrades performance some tenths of a dB. In our measurements, very small degradations are seen with delays of up to 130ms. The measurements were made under relatively stationary conditions with only occasionally moving people Two different strategies for updating the beamforming vectors: sounding and ping-pong, are also considered in the paper.

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2002. 1906-1910 p.
, IEEE VTS Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1090-3038
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35016ISI: 000177471200395ISBN: 0-7803-7484-3OAI: diva2:424287
55th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2002) BIRMINGHAM, AL, MAY 06-09, 2002
QC 20110617Available from: 2011-06-17 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2011-11-09Bibliographically approved

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