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Analyses of Antenna Displacement in Short-Range MIMO Transmission over Millimeter-Wave
Ken HIRAGA Tomohiro SEKI Kentaro NISHIMORI Kenjiro NISHIKAWA Ichihiko TOYODA Kazuhiro UEHARA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2011/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
short-range, MIMO, millimeter-wave, antennas, parallel transmission,
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Short-range multiple-input and multiple-output (SR-MIMO) has attracted much attention, because the technique makes it possible to raise channel capacity to several hundred Gbit/s by utilizing the millimeter-wave band (e.g., 60 GHz band). Although the opposed transceiving antennas are assumed to be accurately positioned in previous studies regarding SR-MIMO, a very important issue is to evaluate the performance degradation due to displacement between MIMO transceivers. In SR-MIMO over the millimeter-wave band, any displacement is perceived as significant because the wavelength is small. This paper evaluates the influence on SR-MIMO transmission performance over millimeter-wave caused by displacement between the transmitting and receiving antennas. The channel capacity is found to degrade by 5% when the horizontal displacement is 1 mm and by 2.7% when the rotational displacement is 10 degrees. In addition, comparing performances obtained with a number of antenna array arrangements clarifies that a square pattern arrangement is suitable for short-range wireless transmission.