Due to the much different environment in satellite and terrestrial links, possibilities in and design of MIMO systems are rather different as well. After pointing out these differences and problems arising from them, two MIMO designs are shown rather well adapted to satellite link characteristics. Cooperative diversity seems to be applicable; its concept is… (More)
dependent) and multipath diversity gain is of order two (N=2), whereas in the 2x2 MIMO case, diversity gain over shadowing is still of order two but diversity gain over multipath is now of order four (N=4). Methods for investigating shadowing correlation and availability are also given. .
Land mobile satellite can exploit multiple input multiple output techniques to achieve high transmission rates. This article evaluates, theoretically, the capacity of the single input multiple output system utilizing uniform linear arrays at the receiver terminal for satellite applications. The theoretical study is performed at C-band and accounts for… (More)