Coordinated multi-cell MIMO systems with cellular block diagonalization

Jun Zhang, Runhua Chen, Jeffrey G. Andrews, Robert W. Heath

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A clustered base transceiver station (BTS) coordination strategy is proposed to realize the gains of multiuser MIMO communication in interference-limited cellular systems. In the proposed coordination strategy, users are divided into two groups: a full intra-cluster coordination group to enhance the sum rate gain and a limited inter-cluster coordination group to reduce interference for the cluster edge users. Multi-cell block diagonalization is used to coordinate the transmissions across multiple BTSs in the same cluster. Because of the per-BTS power constraints, three combined precoder and power allocation algorithms are considered in this paper with different performance complexity tradeoffs. Simulations show that the proposed coordination strategy improves the sum rate over conventional systems and reduces the impact of interference for the cluster-edge users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20077 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393


Conference41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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