This paper investigates the wideband channel characteristics obtained in a classroom and a hall indoor scenarios at 2-4, 9-11 and 27-29GHz. A virtual uniform circular array (UCA) based channel sounding system was utilized to capture wideband spatial channel characteristics. The propagation parameters of multipath components (MPCs) were estimated by using a high resolution parameter estimation (HRPE) algorithm. The estimated MPCs are further grouped into clusters via a novel clustering identification algorithm based on the KPowerMeans algorithm. The comparison of the composite and cluster-level characteristics at multiple frequency bands in both scenarios is investigated. Moreover, the impact of the indoor room environment, i.e. dimension and furniture, on the propagation channel is also analyzed. The statistics of channel parameters at multiple frequency bands extracted constitute a stochastic clustered spatial channel model.
- Multi-frequency bands propagation
- channel estimation
- channel measurement
- channel sounding