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Three-dimensional channel modelling using spherical statistics for smart antennas

Mammasis, K. and Pfann, E. and Stewart, R.W. and Freeland, G. (2008) Three-dimensional channel modelling using spherical statistics for smart antennas. Electronics Letters, 44 (2). pp. 136-138. ISSN 0013-5194

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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.