Analysis of different planar antenna arrays for mmWave massive MIMO systems

Weiqiang Tan, Stylianos D. Assimonis, Michail Matthaiou, Yu Han, Shi Jin, Xiao Li

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Abstract

In order to reap the full scale of benefits of millimeter wave (mmWave) massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, the design of antenna arrays at the transmitter or receiver becomes more critical due to the propagation characteristic at mm-frequencies. In this paper, we investigate the steering vector and array factor by considering three types of planar antenna arrays, namely uniform rectangular planar array (URPA), uniform hexagonal planar array (UHPA), and uniform circular planar array (UCPA). Based on these results, we investigate the array directivity/gain and the achievable spectral efficiency in a 3-dimensional massive MIMO system by considering both the azimuth and elevation dimensions. An important observation is that the the maximum array gain, the beamwidth, and the achievable spectral efficiency (SE) for the above three types of planar antenna array configurations are almost identical. The side lobe level and the geometric area of the UHPA configuration are systematically better than those of the UCPA and URPA configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-5932-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5933-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017
Event IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference 2017 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 04 Jun 201707 Jun 2017
http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2017spring/

Conference

Conference IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleVTC2017
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period04/06/201707/06/2017
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    Tan, W., Assimonis, S. D., Matthaiou, M., Han, Y., Jin, S., & Li, X. (2017). Analysis of different planar antenna arrays for mmWave massive MIMO systems. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2017.8108586