Channel Estimation and Performance Evaluation over Ricean Fading for Multiple-Antenna RF Beamforming

Kyung-Tae JO  Young-Chai KO  Seyeong CHOI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E99-A    No.1    pp.378-384
Publication Date: 2016/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E99.A.378
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
noise figure,  RF chain,  RF beamforming,  

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In this paper we propose the RF domain beamforming (BF) scheme with a single analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converters (ADC/DAC) to reduce the power consumption of the chipset for the application to mm-wave WPAN systems and THz communication systems. We also propose the codebook search algorithm for the estimation of the channel state information (CSI) which is a bottleneck to implement the RF BF. Our simulation results show that the deterioration of bit error rate (BER) performance of our proposed design compared to the optimal baseband BF techniques [1], [2] is not significant, while the power consumption and the process time is much reduced.