Fast Converging Measurement of MRC Diversity Gain in Reverberation Chamber Using Covariance-Eigenvalue Approach

Xiaoming CHEN  Per-Simon KILDAL  Jan CARLSSON  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E94-C   No.10   pp.1657-1660
Publication Date: 2011/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E94.C.1657
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Measurement Techniques
MRC,  diversity gain,  eigenvalue,  reverberation chamber,  

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In this paper, we show that the covariance-eigenvalue approach converges much faster than using cumulative distribution function (CDF) for determining diversity gain from channel measurements in reverberation chamber. The covariance-eigenvalue approach can be used for arbitrary multi-port antennas, but it is limited to Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC).