SABA: A Testbed for a Real-Time MIMO System

  • Daniel Borkowski1Email author,

    Affiliated with

    • Lars Brühl2,

      Affiliated with

      • Christoph Degen1,

        Affiliated with

        • Wilhem Keusgen3,

          Affiliated with

          • Gholamreza Alirezaei1,

            Affiliated with

            • Frank Geschewski1,

              Affiliated with

              • Christos Oikonomopoulos1 and

                Affiliated with

                • Bernhard Rembold1

                  Affiliated with

                  EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20062006:056061

                  DOI: 10.1155/ASP/2006/56061

                  Received: 6 December 2004

                  Accepted: 22 August 2005

                  Published: 20 April 2006


                  The growing demand for high data rates for wireless communication systems leads to the development of new technologies to increase the channel capacity thus increasing the data rate. MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) systems are best qualified for these applications. In this paper, we present a MIMO test environment for high data rate transmissions in frequency-selective environments. An overview of the testbed is given, including the analyzed algorithms, the digital signal processing with a new highly parallel processor to perform the algorithms in real time, as well as the analog front-ends. A brief overview of the influence of polarization on the channel capacity is given as well.


                  Authors’ Affiliations

                  Institute of High Frequency Technology, RWTH Aachen University
                  Telefunken Radio Communication Systems GmbH & Co. KG
                  Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz Institute


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