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Antenna Selection Training in MIMO-OFDM/OFDMA Cellular Systems

Mehta, Neelesh B and Molisch, Andreas F and Zhang, Jinyun and Bala, Erdem (2008) Antenna Selection Training in MIMO-OFDM/OFDMA Cellular Systems. In: 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing, 2007. CAMPSAP 2007., 12-14 Dec. 2007, Thomas, VI .

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Antenna selection allows multiple-antenna systems to achieve most of their promised diversity gain, while keeping the number of RF chains and, thus, cost/complexity low. In this paper we investigate antenna selection for fourth-generation OFDMA- based cellular communications systems, in particular, 3GPP LTE (long-term evolution) systems. We propose a training method for antenna selection that is especially suitable for OFDMA. By means of simulation, we evaluate the SNR-gain that can be achieved with our design. We find that the performance depends on the bandwidth assigned to each user, the scheduling method (round-robin or frequency-domain scheduling), and the Doppler spread. Furthermore, the signal-to-noise ratio of the training sequence plays a critical role. Typical SNR gains are around 2 dB, with larger values obtainable in certain circumstances.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 08:59
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 08:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/41376

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