Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Richard K. Martin, PhD.
As demand for higher data-rate wireless communications increases, so will the interest in multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) systems. In a single transmitter, single receiver communication system, there is a fundamental limit to the data-rate capacity of the system proportional to the systems bandwidth. Since increasing the bandwidth is expensive and limited, another option is increasing the system's capacity by adding multiple antennas at the transmitter and receiver to create a MIMO communication system. With a T transmitter, R receiver MIMO communication system, TR channels are created which allow extremely high data-rates. MIMO systems are attractive because they are extremely robust as they are able to operate when encountering channels with severe attenuation also known as deep fades. MIMO systems are known for their ability to achieve extremely high data-rates created by the multiple channels while improving bit error rate (BER) through diversity.
DTIC Accession Number
Brueggen, Adam R., "Trade-offs in a 1 Tbps MIMO Communication System Between an Airship and an Array of Ground Receive Antennas" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 1085.