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Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Dual Polarized MIMO Land Mobile Satellite Channels

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 96 - Number 21
Year of Publication: 2014
Gamal Mabrouk Abdelhamid
Gamal Hamad
Yasser Kamel Badran

Gamal Mabrouk Abdelhamid, Gamal Hamad and Yasser Kamel Badran. Article: Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Dual Polarized MIMO Land Mobile Satellite Channels. International Journal of Computer Applications 96(21):14-20, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Gamal Mabrouk Abdelhamid and Gamal Hamad and Yasser Kamel Badran},
	title = {Article: Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Dual Polarized MIMO Land Mobile Satellite Channels},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {96},
	number = {21},
	pages = {14-20},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


The paper is concerned with generating of narrow-band dual polarized Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) over land Mobile Satellite (LMS) fading channels. In the absence of accurate experimental results of MIMO-LMS channels, a statistical model for the characterization of MIMO-LMS is proposed based on available experimental results for Single Input Single output (SISO) LMS and MIMO wireless channels as well as on their extrapolation to the MIMO-LMS case of interest. In this paper a step-by-step methodology for transforming SISO model (Loo model) to MIMO model with detailed description and block diagrams for the simulation and time series signal generation for MIMO-LMS, with the desired power, probability distribution, covariance relations and spectrum. Moreover, based on the proposed channel model, the channel capacity statistics as well as the error performance of MIMO-LMS are evaluated through computer simulation. Useful numerical results on the capacity are also provided taking into account several operational system parameters. The simulation model and results are useful for LMS-MIMO physical layer researches and system designer, who need an easy to implement and realizable model, representative of typical MIMO-LMS communication systems.


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