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Author Bhagavatula, Ramya ♦ Heath Jr, Robert W.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2009-12-04
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Mathematics
Subject Keyword Computer Science - Information Theory ♦ cs ♦ math
Abstract Base station cooperation improves the sum-rates that can be achieved in cellular systems. Conventional cooperation techniques require sharing large amounts of information over finite-capacity backhaul links and assume that base stations have full channel state information (CSI) of all the active users in the system. In this paper, a new limited feedback strategy is proposed for multicell beamforming where cooperation is restricted to sharing only the CSI of active users among base stations. The system setup considered is a linear array of cells based on the Wyner model. Each cell contains single-antenna users and multi-antenna base stations. Closed-form expressions for the beamforming vectors that approximately maximize the sum-rates in a multicell system are first presented, assuming full CSI at the transmitter. For the more practical case of a finite-bandwidth feedback link, CSI of the desired and interfering channels is quantized at the receiver before being fed back to the base station. An upper bound on the mean loss in sum rate due to random vector quantization is derived. A new feedback-bit allocation strategy, to partition the available bits between the desired and interfering channels, is developed to approximately minimize the mean loss in sum-rate due to quantization. The proposed feedback-bit partitioning algorithm is shown, using simulations, to yield sum-rates close to the those obtained using full CSI at base stations.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 28


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