Conference Paper

Antenna Selection for Time Reversal MIMO UWB Systems

Inst. of Commun. Technol., Leibniz Univ. of Hannover, Hannover
DOI: 10.1109/VETECS.2009.5073403 Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference, 2009. VTC Spring 2009. IEEE 69th
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ABSTRACT An antenna selection scheme for multi-input multi-output (MIMO) ultra-wide band (UWB) communication system with time reversal (TR) is investigated in this paper. The system exploits spatial multiplexing (SM) scheme to achieve high data rate. In order to cope with long delay spread of the UWB channel, time reversal technique is adopted. TR can mitigate not only the interference intersymbol (ISI) but also multi stream interference (MSI) caused by transmitting several data streams simultaneously. Antenna selection algorithm allows to reduce the number of transmit antenna by using the channel state information (CSI), which is already available for time reversal. Simulation results show that the algorithm can considerably improve the BER performance of the system when the number of diversity branch is not so large.

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