An Open, Scalable Massive MIMO Testbed Operating at E-Band Frequencies

James Dunn

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2020-194
December 1, 2020

http://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2020/EECS-2020-194.pdf

Multi-user massive MIMO enables orders of magnitude higher spectral efficiency than non-spatial techniques, increasing channel capacity and enabling the next generation of wireless communications. This thesis presents hardware design, assembly, and testing of Hydra, a real-time, multi-user massive MIMO system. Hydra consists of a base station and user equipment constructed with commercial, off-the-shelf components, and addresses implementation and scalability issues with current massive MIMO systems by demonstrating hardware-efficient distributed beam-forming at mm-wave carrier frequencies.

Advisor: Borivoje Nikolic


BibTeX citation:

@mastersthesis{Dunn:EECS-2020-194,
    Author = {Dunn, James},
    Editor = {Nikolic, Borivoje and Niknejad, Ali and Alon, Elad},
    Title = {An Open, Scalable Massive MIMO Testbed Operating at E-Band Frequencies},
    School = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2020},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2020/EECS-2020-194.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2020-194},
    Abstract = {Multi-user massive MIMO enables orders of magnitude higher spectral efficiency than non-spatial techniques, increasing channel capacity and enabling the next generation of wireless communications. This thesis presents hardware design, assembly, and testing of Hydra, a real-time, multi-user massive MIMO system. Hydra consists of a base station and user equipment constructed with commercial, off-the-shelf components, and addresses implementation and scalability issues with current massive MIMO systems by demonstrating hardware-efficient distributed beam-forming at mm-wave carrier frequencies.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%E Alon, Elad
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%D 2020
%8 December 1
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