Antenna Selection Method for Terminal Antennas Employing Orthogonal Polarizations and Patterns in Outdoor Multiuser MIMO System

Naoki HONMA  Riichi KUDO  Kentaro NISHIMORI  Yasushi TAKATORI  Atsushi OHTA  Shuji KUBOTA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.6   pp.1752-1759
Publication Date: 2008/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.6.1752
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on 2007 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation)
Category: Smart Antennas & MIMO
Keyword: 
MIMO,  multiuser,  urban environment,  polarization,  pattern,  antenna selection,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes an antenna selection method for terminal antennas employing orthogonal polarizations and patterns, which is suitable for outdoor MultiUser Multi-Input Multi-Output (MU-MIMO) systems. In addition, this paper introduces and verifies two other antenna selection methods for comparison. For the sake of simplicity, three orthogonal dipoles are considered, and this antenna configuration using the proposed selection method is compared to an antenna configuration with three vertical or horizontal dipoles. In the proposed antenna selection method, we always choose the vertical dipole, and choose one of two horizontal dipoles, which are orthogonal to each other, based on the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). We measured the MU-MIMO transmission properties and found that the proposed selection method employing the antenna with orthogonal polarizations and patterns can offer fairly high channel capacity in a multiuser scenario.