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Efficient use of fading correlations in MIMO systems

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Ivrlac, M.T. ; Inst. for Circuit Theor. & Signal Process., Munich Univ. of Technol., Germany ; Kurpjuhn, T.P. ; Brunner, C. ; Utschick, W.

We investigate the effects of both fading correlations and transmitter channel knowledge in multiple element antenna (MEA) communication systems. While, for independent and identically distributed fades between receive and transmit antennas, pioneering work showed that a huge increase in capacity is possible for MEA compared to a single antenna system, recent contributions warn that fading correlations destroy most of this advantage. While this is true for zero transmitter channel knowledge, we show however that long-term average channel state information enables the transmitter to efficiently use the fading correlations to its advantage and offers the potential to even increase capacity beyond the one possible for independent fading. A conceived transmit technique is presented that efficiently makes use of fading correlations, and also provides optimum choice of digital modulation schemes that carry the information

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Vehicular Technology Conference, 2001. VTC 2001 Fall. IEEE VTS 54th  (Volume:4 )

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