INUE conducts Outdoor Measurements for New 6G Basestation Architectures

November 24, 2022

"Distributed massive MIMO" technology is a candidate for future "beyond 5G" and "6G" mobile networks. Theoretical models suggest that, by getting several base station transceivers, distributed across building facades or even across multiple buildings, to cooperate, the reliability and the performance of a mobile communications network can be significantly improved compared to a traditional cellular architecture. Furthermore, a network with distributed base station antennas could provide additional services such as end user localization, potentially enhancing or, in some applications, even replacing satellite-based localization systems like GPS.

Antennas on the roof
Antennas on the roof of PWR 47

At INUE, we set out to verify the assumptions derived from theoretical considerations on real-world wireless channel measurements. These measurements also allow us to test novel localization methods such as the deep learning-based Channel Charting technique. In our previous measurement campaigns, we focused on indoor factory hall environments (for industrial use cases). By deploying antennas on a rooftop, we can measure the wireless channel of a mobile network base station under realistic conditions.

INUE researcher Florian Euchner next to a massive MIMO prototype antenna array in the sunset

More infomation about the research can be found here.

This image shows Phillip Stephan, M.Sc.

Phillip Stephan, M.Sc.


Research Assistant

Marc Gauger, M.Sc.


Research Assistant

This image shows Florian Euchner, M.Sc.

Florian Euchner, M.Sc.


Research Assistant

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