Multi-layer precoding for full-dimensional massive MIMO systems

Ahmed Alkhateeb, Geert Leus, Robert W. Heath

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Abstract

Full-dimensional massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems boost sum spectral efficiency by offering orders of magnitude increase in multiplexing gains. In time division duplexing systems, however, the reuse of the uplink training pilots among cells results in channel estimation errors, which lead to downlink inter-cell interference, especially for cell-edge users, even with large numbers of antennas. Handling this interference with conventional network MIMO techniques is challenging due to the high channel dimensionality. Further, large antenna precoding and combining implementation is associated with high hardware complexity. In this paper, we propose multi-layer precoding to enable efficient and low complexity full-dimensional MIMO operation. Multi-layer precoding (i) leverages the directional characteristics of large-scale MIMO channels to manage inter-cell interference with low channel requirements, and (ii) allows for an efficient implementation using low-complexity hybrid analog/digital architectures. We present and evaluate a specific multi-layer precoding design for full-dimensional MIMO systems. Simulation results show the potential gains of multi-layer precoding compared with traditional pilot-contaminated massive MIMO setups despite the low channel knowledge requirements and the low-complexity implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages815-819
Number of pages5
Volume2015-April
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982974
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2015 - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Nov 2 2014Nov 5 2014

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Other48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Period11/2/1411/5/14

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Antennas
Channel estimation
Multiplexing
Hardware

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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Alkhateeb, A., Leus, G., & Heath, R. W. (2015). Multi-layer precoding for full-dimensional massive MIMO systems. In M. B. Matthews (Ed.), Conference Record of the 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (Vol. 2015-April, pp. 815-819). [7094563] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2014.7094563

Multi-layer precoding for full-dimensional massive MIMO systems. / Alkhateeb, Ahmed; Leus, Geert; Heath, Robert W.

Conference Record of the 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. ed. / Michael B. Matthews. Vol. 2015-April IEEE Computer Society, 2015. p. 815-819 7094563.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Alkhateeb, A, Leus, G & Heath, RW 2015, Multi-layer precoding for full-dimensional massive MIMO systems. in MB Matthews (ed.), Conference Record of the 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. vol. 2015-April, 7094563, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 815-819, 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2015, Pacific Grove, United States, 11/2/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2014.7094563
Alkhateeb A, Leus G, Heath RW. Multi-layer precoding for full-dimensional massive MIMO systems. In Matthews MB, editor, Conference Record of the 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. Vol. 2015-April. IEEE Computer Society. 2015. p. 815-819. 7094563 https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2014.7094563
Alkhateeb, Ahmed ; Leus, Geert ; Heath, Robert W. / Multi-layer precoding for full-dimensional massive MIMO systems. Conference Record of the 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. editor / Michael B. Matthews. Vol. 2015-April IEEE Computer Society, 2015. pp. 815-819
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