MIMO Analysis Through Post-Processing

The MIMO workflow for network analysis requires an air interface and all transmitter antennas to be defined and analyzed explicitly. As is common for network analysis, results of that workflow include data rates.

This section describes a different MIMO analysis workflow, which is not a network analysis. The propagation simulation is performed for one isotropic transmitter antenna. The actual antenna patterns and array configurations are defined as a post-processing step. Results of this analysis include channel capacity. Since it is a post-processing step, the effects of different antenna patterns and array configurations can be investigated quickly.