A novel 2D non-stationary wideband massive MIMO channel model

Carlos F. Lopez, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Rui Feng

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Abstract

In this paper, a novel two-dimensional (2D) non-stationary wideband geometry-based stochastic model (GBSM) for massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems is proposed. Key characteristics of massive MIMO channels such as near field effects and cluster evolution along the array are addressed in this model. Near field effects are modeled by a second-order approximation to spherical wavefronts, i.e., parabolic wavefronts, leading to linear drifts of the angles of multipath components (MPCs) and non-stationarity along the array. Cluster evolution along the array involving cluster (dis)appearance and smooth average power variations is considered. Cluster (dis)appearance is modeled by a two-state Markov process and smooth average power variations are modeled by a spatial lognormal process. Statistical properties of the channel model such as time autocorrelation function (ACF), spatial cross-correlation function (CCF), and cluster average power and Rician factor variations over the array are derived. Finally, simulation results are presented and analyzed, demonstrating that parabolic wavefronts and cluster soft evolution are good candidates to model important massive MIMO channel characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 21st International Workshop on Computer Aided Modelling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)
PublisherIEEE
Pages207-212
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025589
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modelling and Design of Communication Links and Networks
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2378-4873

Keywords

  • cluster shadowing
  • Massive MIMO channel model
  • non-stationarity
  • parabolic wavefront
  • spatial lognormal process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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