Generalization of channel inversion algorithms for multiuser MIMO downlink systems

Hakjea Sung, Sang Rim Lee, Inkyu Lee

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Recently a number of transmission schemes have been introduced to achieve sum capacity for multiuser multi-input multi-output (MIMO) broadcast channels (BC). A block diagonalization (BD) is an attractive method which operates only a few dB away from the sum capacity. This scheme is a generalization of the zero-forcing channel inversion to the case where each receiver is equipped with multiple antennas. One of the limitation of the BD is that the sum rate does not grow linearly with the number of users due to the noise enhancement. In this paper, we propose a generalized minimum mean-squared error (MMSE) channel inversion algorithm for users with multiple antennas to overcome the drawbacks of the BD for multiuser MIMO systems. Simulation results confirm that the proposed scheme achieves performance improvement over the conventional BD scheme. Also, we present a precoding method for systems with channel estimation errors and show that the proposed algorithm is robust to the channel estimation errors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2008 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2008 May 192008 May 23

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


OtherIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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