Signaling over MIMO multi-base systems: Combination of multi-access and broadcast schemes

Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali, Abolfazl S. Motahari, Amir K. Khandani

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Abstract

A new structure for multi-base systems is studied in which each user receives data from two nearby base stations, rather than only from the strongest one. This system can be considered as a combination of broadcast and multi-access channels. By taking advantages of both perspectives, an achievable rate region for a discrete memoryless channel modeled by Pr(y1, y2|x1, x2) is derived. In this model, x 1 and x2 represent the transmitted signals by the transmitter one and two, respectively, and y1 and y2 denote the received signals by the receiver one and two, respectively. In this derivation, it is assumed that each transmitter is unaware of the data of the other transmitter, and therefore x1 and x2 are independent. To investigate the advantage of this scheme, an efficient signaling method which works at a corner point of the achievable region for multiple-antenna scenarios is developed. In the proposed scheme, each base station only requires the state information of the channels between the other base station and each user. In this paper, the signaling scheme is elaborated for the case that each transmitter/reciever is equipped with three antennas. It is proven that in such a scenario, the multiplexing gain of four is achievable, which outperforms any other conventional schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2006
Pages2104-2108
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2006 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 14 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8101

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period7/9/067/14/06

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