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Experimental Characterization of a Wireless MIMO Channel at 2.4 GHz in Underground Mine Gallery

By Ismail Ben Mabrouk, Larbi Talbi, Bilel Mnasri, Mourad Nedil, and Nahi Kandil
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 29, 97-106, 2012
doi:10.2528/PIERL11122904

Abstract

This paper deals with several aspects relative to the Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) propagation channel. Measurement campaigns, made in a real gold mine at 2.4 GHz under line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios, have been analyzed to obtain the relevant statistical parameters of the channel. It was shown that the MIMO exploit the multipath propagation in rich scattering environment to increase the capacity. Hence, the channel is characterized in terms of K-factor, path loss, shadowing, and capacity. Results show a propagation behavior that is specific for these underground environments with rough surfaces.

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Ismail Ben Mabrouk, Larbi Talbi, Bilel Mnasri, Mourad Nedil, and Nahi Kandil, "Experimental Characterization of a Wireless MIMO Channel at 2.4 GHz in Underground Mine Gallery," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 29, 97-106, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERL11122904
http://jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=11122904

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