Date Added: Sep 2008
Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) has emerged as a hot topic in wireless communications during the last decade. This is due to possible dramatic increases in reliability and capacity as compared to single-antenna solutions. However, much of the existing theoretical results are based on very simplistic models of the antennas and transciever circuitry. Within the Strategic Research Center on Atenna Systems Charmant at Chalmers, authors are developing a systems simulator for making more realistic studies of MIMO systems. Models of different complexity can be used for the different components. For the linear components, S-parameters are used as the interface. These can come from theoretical models, electromagnetic field simulations, or directly from measurements.