Practical MIMO for WiMAX/LTE Device
20080625 - 20091224
Dr Henry Hui Ye
The project deliverables are listed in the following. • Broadband MIMO Simulation System - Follows WiMAX/LTE standard - Platform design documents - Entire simulation platform (Matlab code) with developed functional blocks - Detailed manual for each developed functional blocks. - Comprehensive simulation results and analysis report • Broadband MIMO Channel Measurement System - Supports WiMAX/LTE operating frequencies - Collected channel data set for WiMAX/LTE scenarios - System architecture specification - Hardware platform for channel measurement including baseband board and RF chains - Software code for channel data collection and analysis • MIMO-OFDM hardware platform - System design documents with architecture specification - Being able to verify/demo the function of most of IPs generated in this project • Advanced MIMO algorithm development - Detail report on algorithm description - Simulation results compared with existing algorithms • More than 4 patent Applications. • TD-LTE UE Emulator - Digital hardware platform - Source code of reference design • Project Final Report • This project can get no less than HK$3,060,000 industry contribution (at least HK1,560,000 in cash and HK1,500,000 in-kind) from industry partners and customers.
HKUST R and D Corporation Limited Innofidei. Inc. [Sponsor]
After the successful implementation of Practical MIMO core technologies on indoor WLAN products, this full project continues to develop and implement the core technologies for 4G wireless communication devices. In order to enhance the spectrum efficiency, most, if not all, of the next-generation wireless standards (such as WiMAX and LTE) will be based on MIMO technology. While technical barriers such as antenna correlation with closely-spaced multiple antennas will continue to be investigated, this project will explore key areas in system implementation, such as advanced angular-domain channel estimation technique, multi-user detection and interference reduction. An MIMO-OFDM platform (WiMAX/LTE) will be used to evaluate ASTRI’s innovations. The enhanced MIMO technologies will be applied to WiMAX/LTE devices to demonstrate the significance of ASTRI’s invention. Reference designs and core IP modules will be delivered as the achievements of this project. In the meantime, the wireless communication R&D talents trained in this project will benefit the local as well as greater China industry to strengthen their competitiveness in the world market. This project will be carried out in terms of several major deliverables and processed in steps. To verify and assess the innovations developed by ASTRI MIMO R&D team, the software simulation system developed in the previous project will be expanded to support WiMAX/LTE. The actual performance of the advanced algorithms is tested with actual channel data collected by a wideband MIMO channel measurement system operating at WiMAX/LTE frequencies. These innovations will be implemented and demonstrated in the ASTRI MIMO-OFDM hardware platform. To enhance our IP portfolio, patents and papers will be pursued as necessary. This project will have significant impacts and benefits to the local industry. With the successful experience in the previous PMIMO full project and based on the powerful core technology development platform which includes software simulation platform, channel measurement platform and MIMO-OFDM hardware platform, patented ideas and IP blocks can be licensed to chipset venders for their next generation chipset design. The innovations can also be proposed to the international standard bodies to influence the future standards for high throughputs and high spectral-efficient wireless communication systems. It can also provide reference designs for WiMAX/LTE device which can create a competitive edge for local design houses, equipment venders and OEM/ODM manufacturers. Moreover, This project will allow Hong Kong local companies to create world-class innovative wireless products and services for the next generation wireless application and enhance the competitiveness of local industries.