By Topic

Downlink transmit beamforming in multi-user MIMO systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Peel, C. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT, USA ; Spencer, Q. ; Swindlehurst, A.L. ; Hochwald, B.

The primary issue in downlink beamforming for wireless communications is how to balance the need for high received signal power for each user against the interference produced by the signal at other points in the network. In this paper, we describe several approaches to this problem: channel inversion, regularized channel inversion, vector modulo pre-coding, channel block diagonalization and coordinated transmit/receive beamforming. While the basic idea behind these algorithms is the same, namely the use of channel information at the transmitter to predict and then counteract the interference produced at each node in the network, each of the algorithms is based on achieving a different performance objective. We compare the various goals of the above algorithms, and detail their respective advantages and disadvantages in terms of computational complexity, required transmit power, network throughput, and assumed receiver capabilities. The results of several simulation studies are presented to quantify these comparisons.

Published in:

Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop Proceedings, 2004

Date of Conference:

18-21 July 2004