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Capacity Limits of MIMO Channels
 IEEE J. SELECT. AREAS COMMUN
, 2003
"... We provide an overview of the extensive recent results on the Shannon capacity of singleuser and multiuser multipleinput multipleoutput (MIMO) channels. Although enormous capacity gains have been predicted for such channels, these predictions are based on somewhat unrealistic assumptions about t ..."
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We provide an overview of the extensive recent results on the Shannon capacity of singleuser and multiuser multipleinput multipleoutput (MIMO) channels. Although enormous capacity gains have been predicted for such channels, these predictions are based on somewhat unrealistic assumptions about the underlying timevarying channel model and how well it can be tracked at the receiver, as well as at the transmitter. More realistic assumptions can dramatically impact the potential capacity gains of MIMO techniques. For timevarying MIMO channels there are multiple Shannon theoretic capacity definitions and, for each definition, different correlation models and channel information assumptions that we consider. We first provide a comprehensive summary of ergodic and capacity versus outage results for singleuser MIMO channels. These results indicate that the capacity gain obtained from multiple antennas heavily depends
Zeroforcing methods for downlink spatial multiplexing in multiuser MIMO channels
 IEEE Trans. Signal Processing
, 2004
"... Abstract—The use of spacedivision multiple access (SDMA) in the downlink of a multiuser multipleinput, multipleoutput (MIMO) wireless communications network can provide a substantial gain in system throughput. The challenge in such multiuser systems is designing transmit vectors while considering ..."
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Abstract—The use of spacedivision multiple access (SDMA) in the downlink of a multiuser multipleinput, multipleoutput (MIMO) wireless communications network can provide a substantial gain in system throughput. The challenge in such multiuser systems is designing transmit vectors while considering the cochannel interference of other users. Typical optimization problems of interest include the capacity problem—maximizing the sum information rate subject to a power constraint—or the power control problem—minimizing transmitted power such that a certain qualityofservice metric for each user is met. Neither of these problems possess closedform solutions for the general multiuser MIMO channel, but the imposition of certain constraints can lead to closedform solutions. This paper presents two such constrained solutions. The first, referred to as “blockdiagonalization,” is a generalization of channel inversion when there are multiple antennas at each receiver. It is easily adapted to optimize for either maximum transmission rate or minimum power and approaches the optimal solution at high SNR. The second, known as “successive optimization, ” is an alternative method for solving the power minimization problem one user at a time, and it yields superior results in some (e.g., low SNR) situations. Both of these algorithms are limited to cases where the transmitter has more antennas than all receive antennas combined. In order to accommodate more general scenarios, we also propose a framework for coordinated transmitterreceiver processing that generalizes the two algorithms to cases involving more receive than transmit antennas. While the proposed algorithms are suboptimal, they lead to simpler transmitter and receiver structures and allow for a reasonable tradeoff between performance and complexity. Index Terms—Antenna arrays, array signal processing, MIMO systems, signal design, space division multiaccess (SDMA), wireless LAN. I.
Nested Linear/Lattice Codes for Structured Multiterminal Binning
, 2002
"... Network information theory promises high gains over simple pointtopoint communication techniques, at the cost of higher complexity. However, lack of structured coding schemes limited the practical application of these concepts so far. One of the basic elements of a network code is the binning sch ..."
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Network information theory promises high gains over simple pointtopoint communication techniques, at the cost of higher complexity. However, lack of structured coding schemes limited the practical application of these concepts so far. One of the basic elements of a network code is the binning scheme. Wyner and other researchers proposed various forms of coset codes for efficient binning, yet these schemes were applicable only for lossless source (or noiseless channel) network coding. To extend the algebraic binning approach to lossy source (or noisy channel) network coding, recent work proposed the idea of nested codes, or more specifically, nested paritycheck codes for the binary case and nested lattices in the continuous case. These ideas connect network information theory with the rich areas of linear codes and lattice codes, and have strong potential for practical applications. We review these recent developments and explore their tight relation to concepts such as combined shaping and precoding, coding for memories with defects, and digital watermarking. We also propose a few novel applications adhering to a unified approach.
The capacity region of the Gaussian multipleinput multipleoutput broadcast channel
 IEEE TRANS. INF. THEORY
, 2006
"... The Gaussian multipleinput multipleoutput (MIMO) broadcast channel (BC) is considered. The dirtypaper coding (DPC) rate region is shown to coincide with the capacity region. To that end, a new notion of an enhanced broadcast channel is introduced and is used jointly with the entropy power inequa ..."
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The Gaussian multipleinput multipleoutput (MIMO) broadcast channel (BC) is considered. The dirtypaper coding (DPC) rate region is shown to coincide with the capacity region. To that end, a new notion of an enhanced broadcast channel is introduced and is used jointly with the entropy power inequality, to show that a superposition of Gaussian codes is optimal for the degraded vector broadcast channel and that DPC is optimal for the nondegraded case. Furthermore, the capacity region is characterized under a wide range of input constraints, accounting, as special cases, for the total power and the perantenna power constraints.
Duality, achievable rates, and sumrate capacity of Gaussian MIMO broadcast channels
 IEEE TRANS. INFORM. THEORY
, 2003
"... We consider a multiuser multipleinput multipleoutput (MIMO) Gaussian broadcast channel (BC), where the transmitter and receivers have multiple antennas. Since the MIMO BC is in general a nondegraded BC, its capacity region remains an unsolved problem. In this paper, we establish a duality between ..."
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We consider a multiuser multipleinput multipleoutput (MIMO) Gaussian broadcast channel (BC), where the transmitter and receivers have multiple antennas. Since the MIMO BC is in general a nondegraded BC, its capacity region remains an unsolved problem. In this paper, we establish a duality between what is termed the “dirty paper” achievable region (the Caire–Shamai achievable region) for the MIMO BC and the capacity region of the MIMO multipleaccess channel (MAC), which is easy to compute. Using this duality, we greatly reduce the computational complexity required for obtaining the dirty paper achievable region for the MIMO BC. We also show that the dirty paper achievable region achieves the sumrate capacity of the MIMO BC by establishing that the maximum sum rate of this region equals an upper bound on the sum rate of the MIMO BC.
A VectorPerturbation technique for NearCapacity . . .
 IEEE TRANS. COMMUN
, 2005
"... Recent theoretical results describing the sum capacity when using multiple antennas to communicate with multiple users in a known rich scattering environment have not yet been followed with practical transmission schemes that achieve this capacity. We introduce a simple encoding algorithm that achi ..."
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Cited by 326 (10 self)
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Recent theoretical results describing the sum capacity when using multiple antennas to communicate with multiple users in a known rich scattering environment have not yet been followed with practical transmission schemes that achieve this capacity. We introduce a simple encoding algorithm that achieves nearcapacity at sum rates of tens of bits/channel use. The algorithm is a variation on channel inversion that regularizes the inverse and uses a “sphere encoder ” to perturb the data to reduce the power of the transmitted signal. This paper is comprised of two parts. In this first part, we show that while the sum capacity grows linearly with the minimum of the number of antennas and users, the sum rate of channel inversion does not. This poor performance is due to the large spread in the singular values of the channel matrix. We introduce regularization to improve the condition of the inverse and maximize the signaltointerferenceplusnoise ratio at the receivers. Regularization enables linear growth and works especially well at low signaltonoise ratios (SNRs), but as we show in the second part, an additional step is needed to achieve nearcapacity performance at all SNRs.
Sum capacity of the vector Gaussian broadcast channel and uplinkdownlink duality
 IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory
, 1912
"... We characterize the sum capacity of the vector Gaussian broadcast channel by showing that the existing inner bound of Marton and the existing upper bound of Sato are tight for this channel. We exploit an intimate fourway connection between the vector broadcast channel, the corresponding pointtopo ..."
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We characterize the sum capacity of the vector Gaussian broadcast channel by showing that the existing inner bound of Marton and the existing upper bound of Sato are tight for this channel. We exploit an intimate fourway connection between the vector broadcast channel, the corresponding pointtopoint channel (where the receivers can cooperate), the multiple access channel (where the role of transmitters and receivers are reversed), and the corresponding pointtopoint channel (where the transmitters can cooperate). 1
On the optimality of multiantenna broadcast scheduling using zeroforcing beamforming
 IEEE J. SELECT. AREAS COMMUN
, 2006
"... Although the capacity of multipleinput/multipleoutput (MIMO) broadcast channels (BCs) can be achieved by dirty paper coding (DPC), it is difficult to implement in practical systems. This paper investigates if, for a large number of users, simpler schemes can achieve the same performance. Specifica ..."
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Although the capacity of multipleinput/multipleoutput (MIMO) broadcast channels (BCs) can be achieved by dirty paper coding (DPC), it is difficult to implement in practical systems. This paper investigates if, for a large number of users, simpler schemes can achieve the same performance. Specifically, we show that a zeroforcing beamforming (ZFBF) strategy, while generally suboptimal, can achieve the same asymptotic sum capacity as that of DPC, as the number of users goes to infinity. In proving this asymptotic result, we provide an algorithm for determining which users should be active under ZFBF. These users are semiorthogonal to one another and can be grouped for simultaneous transmission to enhance the throughput of scheduling algorithms. Based on the user grouping, we propose and compare two fair scheduling schemes in roundrobin ZFBF and proportionalfair ZFBF. We provide numerical results to confirm the optimality of ZFBF and to compare the performance of ZFBF and proposed fair scheduling schemes with that of various MIMO BC strategies.
An overview of limited feedback in wireless communication systems
 IEEE J. SEL. AREAS COMMUN
, 2008
"... It is now well known that employing channel adaptive signaling in wireless communication systems can yield large improvements in almost any performance metric. Unfortunately, many kinds of channel adaptive techniques have been deemed impractical in the past because of the problem of obtaining channe ..."
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It is now well known that employing channel adaptive signaling in wireless communication systems can yield large improvements in almost any performance metric. Unfortunately, many kinds of channel adaptive techniques have been deemed impractical in the past because of the problem of obtaining channel knowledge at the transmitter. The transmitter in many systems (such as those using frequency division duplexing) can not leverage techniques such as training to obtain channel state information. Over the last few years, research has repeatedly shown that allowing the receiver to send a small number of information bits about the channel conditions to the transmitter can allow near optimal channel adaptation. These practical systems, which are commonly referred to as limited or finiterate feedback systems, supply benefits nearly identical to unrealizable perfect transmitter channel knowledge systems when they are judiciously designed. In this tutorial, we provide a broad look at the field of limited feedback wireless communications. We review work in systems using various combinations of single antenna, multiple antenna, narrowband, broadband, singleuser, and multiuser technology. We also provide a synopsis of the role of limited feedback in the standardization of next generation wireless systems.