Verification of the Random Line-of-Sight Measurement Setup at 1.5-3 GHz Including MIMO Throughput Measurements of a Complete Vehicle

Madeleine Schilliger Kildal*, Sadegh Mansouri Moghaddam, Aidin Razavi, Jan Carlsson, Jian Yang, Andrés Alayón Glazunov

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Abstract

The performance evaluation of wireless systems is crucial for the development of future systems with more connected devices. It is essential to have an easy and relevant method for ensuring the wireless communication performance of the devices. We have recently developed a new random line-of-sight (random-LOS) measurement system for evaluating the communication performance of wireless devices, e.g., transceivers and antennas installed on a vehicle. In the measurement system, a plane wave is generated in the test zone emulating the far-field wave transmitted from a radio base station. In this paper we present both numerical simulations and actual experimental results of the random-LOS over-the-air (OTA) measurement setup operating in the 1.5-3 GHz band. The measurement accuracy is determined by the field variations within the test zone, where a smaller variation gives better measurement accuracy. In this paper the achieved accuracy expressed in terms of standard deviation (STD) was evaluated to be approximately 1 dB of the power within a cylindrical test zone of height 0.4 m and diameter 2 m. The active multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) performance of antenna systems installed on an actual vehicle was measured and evaluated using the presented setup. A comparison to a theoretical zero forcing (ZF) receiver is also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9185006
Pages (from-to)13165-13179
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE transactions on vehicular technology
Volume69
Issue number11
Early online date2 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

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