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Analysis and design of multi-element antenna systems in mobile fading channels require a model for the space-time cross-correlation among the links of the underlying multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) mobile-to-mobile (M-to-M) communication channel. In this paper, we propose a MIMO channel reference model for M-to-M communication systems that we call it as the modified geometrical two-ring model. This model is based on the extension of single-bounce two-ring scattering model for flat fading channel under the assumption that the transmitter and the receiver are moving. Assuming an isotropic and single-bounce scattering model, a closed-form expression for the space-time cross-correlation function (CCF) between any two sub channels is derived. The proposed model provides an important framework in M-to-M system design, where includes many existing correlation models as special cases. Some numerical results are presented as special cases of the derived CCF.
Date of Conference: 27-28 Aug. 2008