According to the focus application, different system configurations have been identified. In the project, there are identified by different milestones MS.
|Rx 60 GHz front-end for SIMO channel sounding||60 GHz front-end Wireless communication|
|MS2.2: with analogue beamforming||MS2.3: Rx for MISO communication|
|MS2.5: with digital beamforming||MS2.4: Tx with N=8 IQ links for M-MIMO communication|
- MS2.2 : Rx 60 GHz front-end for SIMO channel sounding with analog beamforming
- MS2.5 : Rx 60 GHz front-end for SIMO channel sounding with digital beamforming
In the first configuration (MS2.2), the use of the transmitarray antenna allows to obtain 8 independent beam of 10° beamwidth over 90° scan angle. This system is mainly dedicated to long range measurement typically for outdoor environment.
The second configuration (MS2.5), without the transmit array antenna, is composed of 8 no directive antennas adapted for a full digital beamforming. This system is dedicated to short range measurement, typically for indoor measurement to characterize multipath effect.
For the channel sounding, two versions are possible:
The following table presents a comparison of the performance of our system with the current state of art.
|2D scan||3D scan||Several fixed beams||Analogue beamforming||Digital beamforming||Scenario of Mobility|
| 2015||Yes||Yes with a 2D positionner||Yes||No||No||No|
| 2018||Yes||No||No||yes (phase array antenna)||No||Yes for low mobility|
| 2018||Yes||No||No||By moving the antenna
| 2019||Yes||Yes with a 3D positionner||No||No||No||No|
|M5HESTIA-2019||Yes||Yes with a 2D positionner||Yes||Yes (multibeam system for long range measurement)||Yes (lull digital beamforming in 2D for short range measurement)||Yes for high mobility|
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- MS2.3 : Rx 60 GHz front-end for MISO communication
A single RX front-end RF is available with a low (8dBi) or high (21dBi) directivity (with or without transmitarray antenna).
- MS2.4: Tx 60 GHz front-end with N=8 IQ links for M-MIMO communication
To realise a simultaneous communication with 2 “user” equipments, the B-COM platform will integrate the array of primary sources and the transmitarray antenna to generate 8 isolated beams allowing to create a wireless communication link in the 8 angular sector.