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1. (WO2017039511) PRECODING A TRANSMISSION FROM AN ANTENNA ARRAY THAT INCLUDES CO-POLARIZED ANTENNA ELEMENTS ALIGNED IN A GIVEN SPATIAL DIMENSION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/039511    International Application No.:    PCT/SE2015/050936
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 05 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H04B 7/04
H04B 7/06
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
Inventors: WERNERSSON, Niklas
FAXÉR, Sebastian
BERGMAN, Svante
Title: PRECODING A TRANSMISSION FROM AN ANTENNA ARRAY THAT INCLUDES CO-POLARIZED ANTENNA ELEMENTS ALIGNED IN A GIVEN SPATIAL DIMENSION
Abstract:
A transmitting radio node (10) precodes a transmission from an antenna array (12) to a receiving radio node (50). The array (12) includes co-polarized antenna elements (14) aligned in a given spatial dimension of the array (12). The transmitting radio node (10) precodes the transmission from different subarrays (34a, 34b) of the antenna elements (14) using respective coarse-granularity precoders that are factorizable from a multi-granular precoder targeting the given spatial dimension of the array (12) at different granularities, so as to virtualize the subarrays (34a, 34b) as different auxiliary elements (38a, 38b). The transmitting radio node (10) also precode the transmission from the different auxiliary elements (38a, 38b) using one or more finer-granularity precoders that are also factorizable from the multi-granular precoder. In this case, the coarse granularity precoders and the one or more finer-granularity precoders are represented within one or more codebooks (26) used for said precoding.