Layered MIMO systems and Interference Suppression
ML Detection in Layered MIMO systems
Consider a MIMO system, where nT symbols are simultaneously transmitted at
each time slot through nT transmit antennas:
= [h1 , h2 , , hn ]
Space-time trellis codes
At time t, the received signal at antenna j is given by
ht xi + nj ,
i = 1, , nT ; j = 1, , nR ; t = 1, , N
where nj NC (0, 2 ), ht NC (h , 1), and
E[|xi |2 ] = 1.
Tarokhs criteria (
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Fig. 5-2 Ergodic capacity of an nT = nR =2 MIMO channel
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Pairwise Error Probabilities
One of the most powerful analytical tools in studying the performance of coded
communications over AWGN or fading channels is the pairwise error probability.
The pairwise error probability depends on the Euclidean dista
Rx Beamforming (SIMO): Maximum SNR
The received signal is
r = hR x + n
where r = (r1 , r2 , rnR )T , hR = (h1 , h2 , , hnR )T , n NC (0, 2 I), and the
total transmission power is given by E[|x|]2 = P .
At the receiver, a receive beam
Space-time block coding
Alamouti Coding [2,4]
The transmission matrix of Alamouti code is
Note that the symbol rate (code rate) is one.
Assume symbols x1 and x2 are transmitted, where x1 , x2 S. The rece
Capacity of MIMO systems
Deterministic MIMO channels
Review of Information Theory
For a continuous random vector z of length n, the dierential entropy is dened
H(z) = E log2
Recall that if z NC
Fig. 13-1. H-BLAST (V-BLAST)
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Fig. 13-2. D-BLAST
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Error probability analysis
Diversity gain and coding gain
In the high-SNR region, the average probability of a detection error over a fading
channel usually behaves as:
P (error) (Gc )Gd (SN R)Gd
1. Coding gain: The constant Gc is referred to as
MIMO System Model
Frequency at MIMO channel model
Spatially white MIMO channel model
Consider a MIMO channel with nT transmit and nR receive antennas.
Let hj,i denote the channel gain from transmit antenna i to receive antenna j.
Fading channel models
Frequency at and frequency selective fading
Delay spread is caused by reection and scattering of a microwave.
Let k denote the kth delay and P (k ) the received power at k . Then the mean
excess delay is dened to be
k k P
Fig. 7-1 Performance of Alamouti coding, BPSK
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Fig. 7-2 OSTBCs: BPSK for X2; 4-PSK for X3 (rate-halving); 4-PSK for X4 (rate-halving)
Review of probability theory, optimum decision,
and linear algebra
Multivariate Gaussian Random variables
Real Gaussian random vector:
A real vector x = (x1 , , xn )T is called Gaussian with mean E[x] = x and
The received signal is
r = hx + n
where the total transmission power is P , i.e., E[|x|2 ] = P and the channel h
is modelled as a complex Gaussian RV with zero mean and variance 0.5 per
dimension. The noise n is modelle
Fig. 4-1 Local Scattering
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Fig. 4-2 Effect of correlated fading
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