Bidirectional dynamic networks with massive MIMO: Performance analysis

Yuanxue Xin, Liuqing Yang, Dongming Wang, Rongqing Zhang, Xiaohu You

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To cope with the growing trend of asymmetric data traffic, the bidirectional dynamic networks (BDNs) wdynamically allocate the number of uplink and downlink remote radio heads (RRHs), which facilitates simultaneous uplink and downlink communications. In this study, the authors derive the asymptotic approximations of the achievable uplink and downlink rates using maximum ratio transmission precoder and maximum ratio combination receiver, as the RRH antenna number (M) approaches infinity. Considering an optical fibre connected backhaul network, a practical power consumption model is presented to study the system energy efficiency (EE). Based on the asymptotic analysis, they exploit the power scaling laws that both the uplink and downlink powers should scale down to 1/M to maintain a desirable uplink or downlink rate. Numerical results verify that when M is large, the BDN system outperforms the dynamic time division duplex system in both the spectral efficiency and EE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-476
Number of pages9
JournalIET Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 9 2017
Externally publishedYes

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