Active Antenna System (AAS) capabilities for 5G systems: A field study of performance

M. Heikkilä, T. Kippola, P. Kärsämä, A. Nykänen, P. Tuuttila, Marja Matinmikko

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Abstract

Enhanced antenna technologies will be key enabling factors in the development of 5th-generation (5G) systems that will achieve significant improvements in system capacity. This paper presents a practical performance evaluation of an active antenna system (AAS) that can give high-capacity gain with vertical sectorization (VS). Active antennas have flexible radiation pattern control for adapting to changing situations in mobile networks. This study shows the capabilities of an AAS to improv cellular network capacity in a real HSPA network. The field trial results indicate that the AAS technology can offer 84.6% capacity gains in the downlink direction. AAS technology is a promising development for 5G mobile cellular systems that demand more capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Pages181-186
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event1st International Conference on 5G for Ubiquitous Connectivity, 5GU 2014 - Levi, Finland
Duration: 26 Nov 201427 Nov 2014
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on 5G for Ubiquitous Connectivity, 5GU 2014
Abbreviated title5GU 2014
CountryFinland
CityLevi
Period26/11/1427/11/14

Keywords

  • active antenna system
  • beamforming
  • drive test
  • HSPA
  • vertical sectorization

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    Heikkilä, M., Kippola, T., Kärsämä, P., Nykänen, A., Tuuttila, P., & Matinmikko, M. (2014). Active Antenna System (AAS) capabilities for 5G systems: A field study of performance. In Proceedings (pp. 181-186) https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.5gu.2014.258113