Frequency and MIMO impact on ray tracing based UWB channel modelling

Hafiz M. Asif, Sam Chadwick, Yujie Zeng, Bahram Honary, Hasan Ahmed

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It is a challenging task to handle dense multipath environment in a wireless communication channel. Various techniques were suggested to handle this issue such as power control, antenna, time and frequency diversity etc. However, antenna diversity is considered to be the most practical way to handle multipath fading. In this paper, a deterministic UWB channel model was developed based on ray-tracing technique using the art of 3D computer game technology. Reflection, refraction and scattering phenomena were successfully implemented. The model was then enhanced to use multiple antennas on both sides of the system. Simulation results show great improvement in channel impulse response (CIR) in case of multiple antennas. Moreover, the frequency effect on channel impulse response was analyzed for 500 MHz - 4 GHz range. Our results indicate that the change in frequency does not affect the channel behaviour a lot but changes the pattern of received rays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, ICUWB2010 - Proceedings
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, ICUWB2010 - Nanjing, China
Duration: Sept 20 2010Sept 23 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, ICUWB2010 - Proceedings


Conference2010 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, ICUWB2010


  • 3D game studio
  • Antenna diversity
  • MIMO
  • Ray tracing
  • Scattering
  • SV model
  • UWB channel model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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