Dynamic Metasurfaces for Massive MIMO Networks

Nir Shlezinger, Or Dicker, Yonina C. Eldar, Mohammadreza F. Imani, David R. Smith

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Abstract

Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications are the focus of considerable interest in recent years. While theoretical gains of such massive MIMO have been established, implementing MIMO systems with large-scale antenna arrays in practice is challenging. Among the practical difficulties associated with massive MIMO implementations are increased cost, power consumption, and physical size. In this work we study the implementation of massive MIMO antenna arrays using dynamic metasurface antennas (DMAs), an emerging technology which inherently handles the aforementioned challenges. DMAs realize planar large-scale arrays of tunable antenna elements, and can adaptively incorporate compression and analog combining in the physical antenna structure, thus reducing cost and power consumption. We first propose a mathematical model for massive MIMO systems with DMAs and discuss their constraints compared to ideal antenna arrays. Then, we characterize the fundamental limits of the resulting systems, and propose an algorithm for designing practical DMAs to approach these limits. Our numerical results indicate that the performance of practical DMA-based massive MIMO systems is comparable with ideal antenna arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4634-4638
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479981311
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: May 12 2019May 17 2019

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period5/12/195/17/19

Keywords

  • Massive MIMO
  • metasurface antennas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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