Three-dimensional channel modelling using spherical statistics for smart antennas

K. Mammasis, E. Pfann, R.W. Stewart, G. Freeland

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The distribution of angle of arrival of multipaths in a novel three- dimensional approach is modelled. The approach followed takes into consideration a cluster of scatterers local to the mobile and models it using mixtures of Von Mises Fisher (VMF) distributions. Real MIMO experimental data was collected in a drive test campaign in Ilmenau city of Germany and was used to validate the proposed model. Results show a good match between the proposed model and the two-dimensional experimental histogram.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2008


  • adaptive antenna arrays
  • direction-of-arrival estimation
  • 3D channel modelling
  • Von Mises Fisher distributions
  • smart antennas
  • spherical statistics

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