MIMO and Antenna Technology for HSPA+ and LTE



For around a hundred years, single antennas have been used, dipoles, etc. for wireless communications In the last ten years, however, this has all changed and multiple antenna systems, different types of diversity, beamforming, array antennas and MIMO have all emerged onto the wireless scene. They offer better cell capacity, more user throughput, larger cells: too many good things to be true, it seems. However, actual deployments have shown the immense value of current MIMO technology and the potential for the next few years.

The High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) addition to UMTS uses MIMO for HSPA+ to massively improve on its original 7.2 Mbps downlink so this technology, a subset of antennas for LTE, is described.

This unique two day course starts with a refresher on antenna basics before looking at diversity in all its forms and then diversity, MIMO, beamforming and array antennas. This course does not discuss the detailed physical design of antennas but is focussed on how multiple antennas, etc, are used and integrated into LTE.



    MIMO and Antenna Technology for HSPA and LTE


    The course assumes an understanding of cellular systems.




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At the end of this course, delegates will :
  1. Receive a refresher on antennas
  2. Understand a range of diversity techniques
  3. Appreciate Beamforming, MIMO and Array antennas
  4. Be aware of the antenna options for LTE
  5. Overview antenna use in Wi-Fi and Mobile WiMAX


A Refresher on Basic Antenna Theory

  1. Reciprocity
  2. Isotropic and Dipole Antennas
  3. Gain : dBi and dBd
  4. Beam Patterns
  5. Front to Back Ratio
  6. Reactive Near-field
  7. Radiating Near-field (Fresnel Region)
  8. Far-field (Fraunhofer Region)
  9. Multipath and Inter Symbol Interference


Diversity Techniques

  1. Diversity Gain
  2. Receive Diversity
  3. Selection Diversity
  4. Switched Diversity
  5. Linear Combining
  6. Space Diversity
  7. Time Diversity
  8. Frequency Diversity


MIMO Antenna Systems

  1. Space-Time Diversity Coding
  2. Spatial Multiplexing


Beamforming Antennas

  1. Principles of Beamforming
  2. Phased Arrays
  3. Butler Matrix
  4. Rotman Lens


Array Antennas

  1. Uniform
  2. Binomial
  3. Dolph-Tschebyscheff


Antennas for LTE and HSPA

1. UE Challenges
4. LTE
5. Overview of Multi Antenna Related Processing
6. Precoded Spatial Multiplexing
7. DL SU-MIMO and Transmit Diversity
8. DL Multi User MIMO

9. Single Layer Dedicated Beamforming in LTE
10. UL Multiuser MIMO
11. Uplink Single User MIMO
12. Downlink Dual Layer Beamforming
14. Coordinated Multi Point Transmission/Reception (CoMP)
15. Extended Downlink Single User MIMO


Reuse Patterns for LTE

Building a LTE Single Frequency Network

Minimum number of talents

5 person


IDR 3.000.000,- Per talent (exclude exam)


Jakarta and Bandung


2 days


Training module (softcopy), Certificate of attedance (hardcopy), 1 lunch and 2x coffee break per day, Internet access, T-shirt, The LTE Exam will be conducted on the last day of training, talents need to pass the online exam to receive the LTE certification.

Contact Us

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