14 research outputs found

    Transmit Signal and Bandwidth Optimization in Multiple-Antenna Relay Channels

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    Transmit signal and bandwidth optimization is considered in multiple-antenna relay channels. Assuming all terminals have channel state information, the cut-set capacity upper bound and decode-and-forward rate under full-duplex relaying are evaluated by formulating them as convex optimization problems. For half-duplex relays, bandwidth allocation and transmit signals are optimized jointly. Moreover, achievable rates based on the compress-and-forward transmission strategy are presented using rate-distortion and Wyner-Ziv compression schemes. It is observed that when the relay is close to the source, decode-and-forward is almost optimal, whereas compress-and-forward achieves good performance when the relay is close to the destination.Comment: 16 pages, 10 figure

    On the Capacity of Certain Space-Time Coding Schemes

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    We take a capacity view of a number of different space-time coding (STC) schemes. While the Shannon capacity of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels has been known for a number of years now, the attainment of these capacities remains a challenging issue in many cases. The introduction of space-time coding schemes in the last 2&#8211;3 years has, however, begun paving the way towards the attainment of the promised capacities. In this work we attempt to describe what are the attainable information rates of certain STC schemes, by quantifying their inherent capacity penalties. The obtained results, which are validated for a number of typical cases, cast some interesting light on the merits and tradeoffs of different techniques. Further, they point to future work needed in bridging the gap between the theoretically expected capacities and the performance of practical systems.</p

    Phantomnet: Exploring optimal multicellular multiple antenna systems

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    Abstract—We address the problem of providing the best possible service to new users joining a multicellular multiple antenna system without affecting existing users. Since, interferencewise, new users are invisible to existing users, the network is dubbed Phantom Net. I

    PhantomNet: Exploring Optimal Multicellular Multiple Antenna Systems

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    We present a network framework for evaluating the theoretical performance limits of wireless data communication. We address the problem of providing the best possible service to new users joining the system without affecting existing users. Since, interference-wise, new users are required to be invisible to existing users, the network is dubbed PhantomNet. The novelty is the generality obtained in this context. Namely, we can deal with multiple users, multiple antennas, and multiple cells on both the uplink and the downlink. The solution for the uplink is effectively the same as for a single cell system since all the base stations (BSs) simply amount to one composite BS with centralized processing. The optimum strategy, following directly from known results, is successive decoding (SD), where the new user is decoded before the existing users so that the new users' signal can be subtracted out to meet its invisibility requirement. Only the BS needs to modify its decoding scheme in the handling of new users, since existing users continue to transmit their data exactly as they did before the new arrivals. The downlink, even with the BSs operating as one composite BS, is more problematic. With multiple antennas at each BS site, the optimal coding scheme and the capacity region for this channel are unsolved problems. SD and dirty paper (DP) are two schemes previously reported to achieve capacity in special cases. For PhantomNet, we show that DP coding at the BS is equal to or better than SD. The new user is encoded before the existing users so that the interference caused by his signal to existing users is known to the transmitter. Thus the BS modifies its encoding scheme to accommodate new users so that existing users continue to operate as before: they achieve the same rates as before and they decode their signal in precisely the same way as before. The solutions for the uplink and the downlink are particularly interesting in the way they exhibit a remarkable simplicity and an unmistakable, near-perfect, up-down symmetry.</p

    Performance of Cyclic Delay Diversity in Ricean Channels

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