Multi-BS MIMO cooperation: Challenges and practical solutions in 4G systems

Wookbong Lee, Inkyu Lee, Jin Sam Kwak, Bin Chul Ihm, Shuangfeng Han

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Various multiple-input multiple-output techniques have been introduced to improve performance of next-generation systems. In single-cell environments, closed-loop MIMO schemes increase the system capacity as well as cell coverage. In cellular networks where interference coming from other cells is usually a dominant factor, several multiple-base-station cooperation schemes have been introduced to mitigate the intercell interference. In this article, we first provide an overview of scenarios and technology categories for multi-BS MIMO cooperation schemes. Next we introduce closed-loop multicell MIMO techniques adopted in IEEE 802.16m, which do not require data forwarding among different base stations. In particular, this article explains the overall operations which minimize overhead. We also present simulation results that confirm the efficiency of the presented interference mitigation method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6155881
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb

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and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Also, he has been a Chief Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Special Issue on 4G Wireless Systems). He received the IT Young Engineer Award as the IEEE/IEEK joint award in 2006, and the Best Paper Award at APCC in 2006 and IEEE VTC in 2009. Also, he was a recipient of the Hae-Dong Best Research Award of the Korea Information and Communications Society (KICS) in 2011.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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