Prototype System for Massive MIMO in the New 5G Spectrum Band

Reference number 2016-01845
Coordinator Lunds universitet - Institutionen för Elektro- och informationsteknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 122 000
Project duration August 2016 - July 2018
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:
Call Electronic Components and System. Research and Innovation Projects. Spring 2016.

Purpose and goal

The objective of this project is to build an experimental testbed for the next-generation massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system operating at 28 GHz. This work includes the design of the overall system architecture, implementation of radio frequency subsystem using off-the-shelf components, and realization of baseband system on a software-defined radio Platform. Field test has been conducted to validate the developed system and to proof the concept of the new wireless technology.

Expected results and effects

The project developed a 28 GHz massive MIMO testbed, which will provide a powerful tool to transform theoretical potentials into a viable reality. It is also a flexible platform for full-scale development and verification of next-generation radio devices from Sony Mobile Communications. This collaborative project ensures that the core competence is developed and kept at both academia and industry and contributes to Sweden´s continuation as a leading country in field of wireless communications.

Planned approach and implementation

Prototype system is crucial for the development of new wireless communication technologies. It can be used to proof the concept in real-life environment, to analyze performance and implementation bottlenecks, and to pave the way for future commercial deployment. The development of the 28 GHz massive MIMO testbed in this project combines know-how and experience from both academia and industry to ensure that the technology innovation and development considers the requirement of real-life constraints.

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