Indoor and Outdoor Experiments of Downlink Transmission at 15-GHz Band for 5G Radio Access

Kiichi TATEISHI  Daisuke KURITA  Atsushi HARADA  Yoshihisa KISHIYAMA  Takehiro NAKAMURA  Stefan PARKVALL  Erik DAHLMAN  Johan FURUSKOG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B    No.8    pp.1238-1246
Publication Date: 2017/08/01
Publicized: 2017/02/08
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016FGP0014
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Radio Access Technologies for 5G Mobile Communications System)
Category: Antennas and Propagation
5G,  high-SHF band,  carrier aggregation,  TDD,  single-user MIMO,  experiments,  

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This paper presents indoor and outdoor experiments that confirm 4-Gbps throughput based on 400-MHz bandwidth transmission when applying carrier aggregation (CA) with 4 component carriers (CCs) and 4-by-4 single-user multiple-in multiple-out multiplexing (MIMO) in the 15-GHz frequency band in the downlink of 5G cellular radio access. A new radio interface with time division duplexing (TDD) and radio access based on orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) is implemented in a 5G testbed to confirm ultra-high speed transmission with low latency. The indoor experiment in an entrance hall shows that the peak throughput is 4.3Gbps in front of the base station (BS) antenna where the reference signal received power (RSRP) is -40dBm although the channel correlation at user equipment (UE) antenna is 0.8. The outdoor experiment in an open-space parking area shows that the peak throughput is 2.8Gbps in front of a BS antenna with a high RSRP although rank 2 is selected due to the high channel correlation. The results also show that the average throughput of 2Gbps is achieved 120m from the BS antenna. In a courtyard enclosed by building walls, 3.6Gbps is achieved in an outdoor-to-outdoor environment with a high RSRP and in an outdoor-to-indoor environment where the RSRP is lower due to the penetration loss of glass windows, but the multipath rich environment contributes to realizing the low channel correlation.