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Beam Selection Gain from Butler Matrices

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4 Author(s)
Dongwoon Bai ; Harvard Sch. of Eng. & Appl. Sci., Cambridge, MA ; Saeed S. Ghassemzadeh ; Robert R. Miller ; Vahid Tarokh

We consider a wireless transmission scenario, when a base station is endowed with a fixed beamforming network, where M antennas are employed at the base station to point beams to predetermined azimuthal angles. In our setting, a Butler matrix is deployed at the RF stage to form M beams, and then the best beam is selected for transmission. We derive the distribution of the beam selection gain for this scenario under a Rician channel assumption as a function of both the azimuthal location of the remote unit and the Rician A'-factor. Using some key properties of the noncentral chi-square distribution, we prove that beam selection outperforms antenna selection.

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Vehicular Technology Conference, 2008. VTC 2008-Fall. IEEE 68th

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21-24 Sept. 2008