Dynamic Range Consideration in MIMO Systems with Hybrid Antenna Selection

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Executive Summary

A Hybrid Antenna Selection (HAS), also called Soft Antenna Selection (SAS), method is basically implemented by a Linear Network (LN) located in RF domain of Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems. In this paper, the authors evaluate the SASMIMO system, which is optimally tuned based on spatial multiplexing/diversity transmissions, in terms of receiver dynamic range issue. To this end, an SNR analysis is first performed for a reference point that is the input of Receiver Chain Block (RCB). Different systems are then compared based on a standard receiver, that is, WLAN 802.11 b. A three Dimensional (3D) ray-tracing modeling is applied to assist this evaluation.

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