MIMO in WinProp

Learn the two kinds of MIMO simulations.

Two kinds of MIMO simulations are feasible in WinProp: in network planning to obtain results like data rate and as a propagation post-processing step to obtain results like channel capacity.

For MIMO in network planning, each base station (BS) antenna element needs to be defined separately. The simulation of the MIMO performance is based on the analysis of the individual MIMO streams.

Here the spacing and polarization of the Tx and especially Rx antenna elements is considered (empirically) via the interference ratio between the individual MIMO streams.

In the case of MIMO through propagation post processing, the propagation simulation is performed with an isotropic transmitter, and the antenna arrays are defined during the post processing of all the stored ray paths.