Experimental Evaluation of the Propagation Environment Control Function in a Double-Layered Reverberation Chamber in a MIMO-OTA System

Ichiro OSHIMA  Yoshio KARASAWA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.10   pp.2389-2398
Publication Date: 2013/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.2389
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Antennas and Propagation in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISAP2012)
Category: Radio Propagation
Keyword: 
MIMO-OTA,  reverberation chamber,  arrival wave distribution,  space correlation,  cross-polarization power ratio,  

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Summary: 
Reverberation chambers that easily create multipath-rich environments are suggested as test environments for the performance evaluation of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) terminals. However, the propagation environment characteristic is difficult to control in conventional reverberation chambers. In this paper, we propose an improved double-layered reverberation chamber to control the arrival wave distribution in addition to the cross-polarization power ratio (XPR). We show the design method of the double-layered reverberation chamber and the experimental results of the propagation environment control using our constructed measurement system.