A channel model is proposed for the purpose of Monte-Carlo simulation of the frequency-selective (wideband) vector channel between a subscriber and an array-enhanced base station. The model is defined in the baseband equivalent, discrete-time domain and can therefore be represented as multiple tapped-delay lines (one per diversity branch). It is based on the wide-sense stationary, uncorrelated scattering (WSSUS) assumption and includes not only the radio channel itself but also the transmitting and receiving fixed filters. Each tap coefficient corresponds to a complex gaussian variate which is correlated with other taps at different branches and different delays. The ensemble of tap coefficients constitutes a complex multivariate gaussian process whose statistics can be entirely defined with an analytically-derived lag-delay correlation function (where the term lag denotes spatial separation between two elements).

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/ANTEM.1998.7861761
Conference 1998 Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 1998
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Roy, S. (Sébastien), & Falconer, D.D. (2017). A diversity channel model using multiple tapped-delay lines characterized by lag-delay correlations. In Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 1998 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 143–147). doi:10.1109/ANTEM.1998.7861761