Linear beamforming for multiuser MIMO downlink systems with channel orthogonalization

Jin Sung Kim, Sung Hyun Moon, Inkyu Lee

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Recently linear processing strategies have been developed to approach the optimum performance of dirty paper coding with low complexity in multiuser multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) downlink systems. In this paper, we propose a new linear coordinated beamforming algorithm which is applicable to the systems with an arbitrary number of antennas and users. Unlike other conventional methods, our scheme exploits the orthogonalized effective channels to yield the transmit beamforming and receive combining vectors. As the proposed scheme generates a solution in a non-iterative fashion, it is more feasible than other iterative schemes. Simulation results show that the performance of our proposed scheme is very close to the conventional iterative scheme with significantly reduced complexity. For a system equipped with four transmit and four receive antennas with two users, the proposed scheme exhibits the bit error rate (BER) comparable to the conventional scheme with a complexity reduction of 79%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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