Multi-frequency millimeter wave massive MIMO channel measurements and analysis

Jie Huang, Rui Feng, Jian Sun, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Wensheng Zhang, Yang Yang

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Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology and millimeter wave (mmWave) communication are key technologies for the fifth generation (SG) wireless communications. The combination of mmWave and massive MIMO has the potential to dramatically improve wireless access and throughput performance. Such systems benefit from large available signal bandwidths and small antenna form factor. In the literature, most of the massive MIMO channel measurements are carried out at sub-6 GHz frequency bands, while the effects caused by large antenna arrays at mmWave bands have not been studied yet. In this paper, we conduct channel measurements at 11, 16, 28, and 38 GHz frequency bands combined with large antenna arrays in an indoor office environment. The space-alternating generalized expectation-maximization (SAGE) algorithm is applied to obtain the multipath component (MPC) parameters. New propagation characteristics like spherical wavefront, cluster birth-death, and non-stationarity over antenna array axis are validated for the four mmWave bands by investigating the temporal-spatial channel characteristics like power delay profile (PDP), power azimuth profile (PAP), power elevation profile (PEP), root mean square (RMS) delay spread (DS), and azimuth and elevation angular spread (AS). The results indicate that massive MIMO effects should be fully considered for mmWave channel models under systems with large antenna arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389990
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications - Paris, France
Duration: 21 May 201725 May 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883


Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications
Abbreviated titleICC 2017


  • channel measurements
  • massive MIMO
  • Millimeter wave
  • non-stationarity
  • SAGE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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