Performance Evaluation of Real Time MIMO testBED using NI-2922 Universal Software Radio Peripheral
Caldeirinha, R. F. S.
; Hammoudeh, Akram Hammoudeh
Performance Evaluation of Real Time MIMO testBED using NI-2922 Universal Software Radio Peripheral, Proc IEEE Future Technologies Conference FCT, Vancouver, Canada, Vol. -, pp. - - -, November, 2017.
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In the recent years, wireless communication integration with mm-Wave spectrum makes fifth generation (5G) gained tremendous research interest, as a result of scarce resources. This challenged the design paradigm of the previous fourth generation (4G) radio access technology. As the key tofuture 5G systems, Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) on the other hand, offers promising performance enhancement with effective spectrum utilization although, leads to increase in the cost of deploying the system as the number of antenna increases thus, large simulation assessment prevails in the literature which requires further practical implementations, assessment, and validation in real time. This article present a MIMO testBED experimental design, implementation, and evaluation of the system bit error rate (BER) performance with channel capacity using spatial diversity. The system’s prototyping utilizes Universal Software Radio Peripheral hardware (USRP NI-2922) together with LabVIEW software toolkits, results obtained shows MIMO system feature spatial diversity to improve BER, as well as system channel capacity.