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Dynamic resource allocation with beamforming for MIMO OFDM systems: performance and effects of imperfect CSI

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We propose three different dynamic resource allocation algorithms using adaptive beamforming for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) OFDM systems, and investigate their performance over multipath fading channels under perfect and imperfect channel state information (CSI). These approaches involve the use of adaptive modulation, adaptive frequency-domain power allocation, and/or adaptive sub-channel allocation. By employing the proposed approaches in MIMO/OFDM systems, significant performance improvement can be achieved compared to the conventional adaptive antenna array based OFDM. The investigation of the effects of imperfect CSI reveals that the adaptive-modulation based approach is too sensitive to channel estimation errors, and that its performance is worse than the adaptive frequency-domain power allocation and/or adaptive sub-channel allocation approaches. The performance analysis also shows that combining adaptive power allocation with sub-channel allocation yields the best performance under imperfect CSI while being robust to channel estimation errors.

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IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 12 )