Dataset Projects

SoftNull

SoftNull is a transmission beamforming based self-interference reduction technique for massive MIMO systems. It eliminates the need for analog cancellers and hence uses many antennas to enable a new functionality in “software,” i.e., current half-duplex radio based architecture can be used to achieve full-duplex behavior.

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Argos Channel Survey

In this project, we conducted a comprehensive many-antenna MU-MIMO channel measurement campaign. The measurement system used supports full mobility with very high time-frequency resolution. We report channel traces in the UHF, 2.4 GHz, and 5 GHz bands, in diverse environments, with up to 96 base-station antennas serving 8 users.

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FDD Massive MIMO

A key challenge for frequency-division duplexing (FDD) massive MIMO is the large overhead in acquiring channel state information (CSI) for transmits beamforming. In this project, we propose a scalable method called directional training to obtain downlink CSI. For our study and evaluation, we conducted extensive channel measurements employing a 64-antenna base-station with two 2.4 GHz ISM bands, separated by 72 MHz, for both indoor and outdoor environment, including 8 indoor line-of-sight (LOS), 16 indoor non-lineof-sight (NLOS), 4 outdoor LOS and 21 outdoor NLOS mobile node locations. In each mobile node location, we measured CSI for up to 5000 frames in an outdoor environment and 250 frames in an indoor environment.

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Multi-User MIMO dataset with inter-user channel correlation

In practical propagation environments, different massive MIMO users can have correlated angles in spatial paths. In this project, we study the effect of angle correlation on inter-user channel correlation via a combination of measurement and analysis. We collect a massive MIMO channel dataset for examining the inter-user channel correlation in a real-world propagation environment. We observed channel correlation higher than 0.48 for all close-by users. Additionally, over 30% of far-away users, even when they are tens of wavelengths apart, have inter-user channel correlation that is at least twice higher than the correlation in the i.i.d. Rayleigh fading channel.

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Full-Duplex (Self-Interference in mMIMO)

This dataset was collected in the anechoic chamber setup at the POWDER platform. In Full-Duplex systems, one of the main challenges is self-interference where outgoing transmissions essentially "drown" the incoming signals. For this dataset we measured the self-interference across all radios on a massive MIMO base station comprised of 48 radios. We used our Sounder tool to continuously send pilots from each antenna, in round robin fashion, while all other antennas listened to those transmissions.

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AoA (mMIMO)

This dataset was collected in the anechoic chamber setup at the POWDER platform. Known signals are sent from a client to a 48-antenna base station, from 80 different angles (forming a grid with 8 azimuth angles and 10 elevation angles). Different parameters in these signals are varied: Bandwidth, center frequency, sample start time, sample end time, SNR, modulation type.

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Uplink Massive MIMO with Coherent and Non-coherent Array

This dataset was collected in the indoor lab setup at Rice University. A 64-antenna TDD base station was used to collect both uplink pilot and data from up to 4 user radio with dual polarization antennas (total 8 client antenna) in different LOS and NLoS configurations. The datasets were collected using two base station modes: 1) Coherent where all antennas are frequency-synchronized, 2) non-coherent where each antenna use its local oscillator.

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