A transmission mode selection scheme for MIMO interference channels with antenna correlations

Jin Sung Kim, Kyoung Jae Lee, Haewook Park, Inkyu Lee

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In this paper, we study K-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) interference channels (IC) in the presence of antenna correlations. Although interference alignment (IA) achieves the maximum multiplexing gain, i.e., degrees of freedom (DOF), the actual performance is degraded due to ill-conditioned channels caused by the antenna correlations. To enhance the overall system performance, we thus consider a transmission mode selection scheme which adaptively determines the number of data streams at each transmitter-receiver pair in a distributed fashion using local channel state information (CSI). A filter update process is exploited in order to estimate the performance regarding each transmission mode successively by considering the actual channel conditions as well as signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Simulation results show that our mode selection scheme enhances the sum rate performance compared to the conventional full data stream transmissions in spatially correlated MIMO IC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Dec 32012 Dec 7


Other2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kim, J. S., Lee, K. J., Park, H., & Lee, I. (2012). A transmission mode selection scheme for MIMO interference channels with antenna correlations. In GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (pp. 4465-4469). [6503821] https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2012.6503821