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The role of transmit diversity on wireless communications-reverse link analysis with partial feedback

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3 Author(s)
Lau, V.K.N. ; Lucent Technol. Bell Labs., Whippany, NJ, USA ; Youjian Liu ; Tai-Ann Chen

Transmit diversity through multiple transmit antennas is generally regarded as beneficial to the link-level performance. In this paper, we shall investigate the role of transmit diversity with respect to the link level and the system-level performance. We focus on the reverse link analysis, where mobile users are assumed to have independent fading, and they are equipped with multiple transmit antennas (nT). Each mobile station is assumed to have an average power constraint. The base station is assumed to have nR receive antennas. We consider two levels of partial feedback, namely, scalar feedback and per-antenna vector feedback. In both cases, the transmitter does not have full knowledge of the channel matrix. Based on the information theoretical analytical model, it is shown that transmit diversity could enhance link-level performance, but is harmful to the multiuser system performance when there is insufficient feedback information.

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 12 )