MIMO-SPACE Short Description

In the last decade, the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems have attracted considerable attention in the wireless communications community, because the capacity of these systems increases linearly with the number of antennas used at the transmitter and/or receiver. From the channel capacity point of view, the MIMO technologies have been considered to go beyond the Shannon limit. Until now, these technologies have been extensively tested and verified in the terrestrial world propagation scenarios, being used in applications like wireless communications, in concordance with the standards IEEE-802.11n (WLAN), IEEE-802.16 (WiMax), Long Term Evolution (LTE), etc. However, in satellite or deep-space communications this technology has not been applied yet. 
This project aims to implement different spatial diversity techniques used in classical MIMO wireless communication systems. Our research concentrates on theoretical modelling, software development, system simulation and performances analysis, the project objectives being the development of:

- algorithms for different spatial diversity techniques,
- MIMO-LMS software simulator for satellite communications,
- MIMO-LMS hardware test-bed based on FPGA platforms and VHDL code for MIMO algorithms,
- MIMO-WSN software simulator for wireless sensor networks,
- MIMO-WSN hardware test-bed for wireless sensor networks using cooperative MIMO techniques.

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