At high SNR, strong correlations in the elements of the MIMO channel can lead to a decrease in channel capacity. In this paper we propose a new methodology to estimate these spatial correlations based on the analysis of the most significant eigenvalues of transmit and receive covariance matrices of the MIMO channel. Our study is based on measurements performed in a university campus with the following characteristics: (4 × 4) MIMO single user channels with non line of sight, outdoor to indoor and wideband for fixed wireless applications. These type of scenarios are of interest because they can be used to deploy high speed wireless internet applications.

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Conference 12th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics and Canadian Radio Sciences Conference, Antem/URSI 2006
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Yépez, E. (Eliana), Falconer, D.D, & Bultitude, R. (Robert). (2006). Estimating spatial correlations of the channel elements of a multiple input multiple output system based on outdoor to indoor channel measurements. In Antem/URSI 2006 - 12th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics and Canadian Radio Sciences Conference, Proceedings.