Feedback bit allocation schemes for multi-user distributed antenna systems

Eunsung Park, Heejin Kim, Haewook Park, Inkyu Lee

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In this paper, we propose a feedback bit allocation algorithm for multi-user downlink distributed antenna systems with limited feedback. We consider a composite fading channel with small scale fadings and path loss, and assume the case where each user is served by only one distributed antenna (DA) port while each DA port can support any number of users. In order to efficiently determine bit allocation, we propose an iterative algorithm which minimizes an upper bound of a mean rate loss. Compared to conventional bit allocation methods, the proposed algorithm can be applied to more general system configurations. Simulation results show that our proposed algorithm offers a performance gain of 20% over an equal bit allocation scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6397539
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Distributed antenna systems
  • SLNR maximizing beamforming
  • feedback bit allocation
  • limited feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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