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(To be removed) Construct bell-shaped Doppler spectrum object



doppler.ajakes will be removed in a future release. Use doppler('Bell', ...) instead.


doppler.bell creates a bell Doppler spectrum object. You can use this object with the DopplerSpectrum property of any channel object created with either the rayleighchan function, the ricianchan function, or comm.MIMOChannel System object™.

dop = doppler.bell creates a bell Doppler spectrum object with default coefficient.

dop = doppler.bell(coeffbell) creates a bell Doppler spectrum object with coefficient given by coeffbell, where coeffbell is a positive, finite, real scalar.


The bell Doppler spectrum object has the following properties.

SpectrumTypeFixed value, 'Bell'
CoeffBellBell spectrum coefficient, positive real finite scalar.

Theory and Applications

A bell spectrum was proposed in [1] for the Doppler spectrum of indoor MIMO channels, for 802.11n channel modeling.

The normalized bell Doppler spectrum is given analytically by:






fd represents the maximum Doppler shift specified for the channel object, and A represents a positive real finite scalar (CoeffBell). The indoor MIMO channel model of IEEE 802.11n [1] uses the following parameter: A = 9. Since the channel is modeled as Rician fading with a fixed line-of-sight (LOS) component, a Dirac delta is also present in the Doppler spectrum at f = 0.


Construct a bell Doppler spectrum object with a coefficient of 8.5. Assign it to a Rayleigh channel object with one path.

 dop = doppler.bell(8.5);
 chan = rayleighchan(1e-5, 10);
 chan.DopplerSpectrum = dop;


[1] IEEE P802.11 Wireless LANs, “TGn Channel Models”, IEEE 802.1103/940r4, 2004-05-10.

Introduced in R2009a