Sparse Array Topologies for 5G mmWave Base-Stations: A System-Level Study

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Abstract

A system-level study is conducted that evaluates the performance of various sparse array topologies for application in 5G base-stations. The performance metric is the probability a user experiences an outage, when applying a Zero-Forcing precoder in a Line-of-Sight scenario. The outage probability is shown to significantly decrease for sparse irregular arrays as compared to sparse regular and dense regular arrays. A re-configurable sparse array design at 28.5GHz is realized as a demonstrator.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, IEEECONF 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1295-1296
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728166704
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2021

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