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Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications: IS-95 and Third Generation CDMA Applications by Theodore S. Rappaport - Mobile & Portable Radio Research Group Virginia Tech, Jr. - Bellcore Joseph C. Liberti

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Chapter 6. Characterization of Spatio-Temporal Radio Channels[*]

The spatial properties of wireless communication channels are extremely important in determining the performance of smart antenna systems. In this chapter a range of spatial channel models are presented that have been developed to characterize the particular features of the radio channel that impact spatial processing receivers.

Classical channel models provide information on signal power level distributions and Doppler shifts of received signals. As shown subsequently, many emerging spatial models in the literature utilize the fundamental principles of the classical channel models. However, modern spatial channel models build upon the classical understanding of multipath fading and ...

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