The state of the art in beyond 5G distributed massive multiple-input multiple-output communication system solutions

Elmine Meyer (Corresponding author), D. Kruglov (Corresponding author), M. Krivic, M. Tanveer, R. Argaez-Ramirez, Y. Zhang, A. Briseno Ojeda, K. Smirnova, K. Alekseev, M. Safari Mugisho, B. Cimbili, N. Farid, Y. Dang, M. Shahid, M. Ensan, J. Banar, H. Bao, M. Matters-Kammerer, U. Gustavsson, F. DemuynckT. Zwick, M. Acar, C. Fager, M. van der Heijden, M. Ivashina, D. Caratelli, M. Hasselblad, C. Ulusoy, A.B. Smolders, K. Eriksson, M. Johannson, R. Maaskant, R. Quay, D. Floriot, M. Bao, L.A. Bronckers, J. Friden, M.C. van Beurden, B.P. de Hon, C. Kolitsidas, D. Blanco, F.M.J. Willems, T. Eriksson, A. Filippi, F. Ponzini, U. Johannsen

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Beyond fifth generation (5G) communication systems aim towards data rates in the tera bits per second range, with improved and flexible coverage options, introducing many new technological challenges in the fields of network architecture, signal processing, and radio frequency front-ends. One option is to move towards cell-free, or distributed massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) network architectures and highly integrated front-end solutions. This paper presents an outlook on beyond 5G distributed massive MIMO communication systems, the signal processing, characterisation and simulation challenges, and an overview of the state of the art in millimetre wave antennas and electronics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106
Number of pages30
JournalOpen Research Europe
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Sept 2022


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860023.

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European Union 's Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme
Marie Skłodowska‐Curie860023


    • Antennas-in-Package
    • beyond-5G
    • Millimetre-wave communication
    • MIMO
    • System-in-Package


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