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ScatterMIMO: Enabling Virtual MIMO with Smart Surfaces — xG Meets Reflectarrays (x>=5)
In the last decade, bandwidth expansion and MIMO spatial multiplexing have promised to increase data throughput by orders of magnitude. In this talk, I will present ScatterMIMO, an implementation of smart surface that increased the scattering in the environment to provide MIMO spatial multiplexing gain for commercial COTS 5G systems. ScatterMIMO algorithms and hardware empowers reflectarrays with the necessary placement and control algorithms to enable multiplexing gain (christened as "ScatterMIMO smart surface"), where each additional smart surface proportionally increases the throughput of existing WiFi and 5G networks without modification to these networks.