Adaptive modulation for MIMO multiplexing under average BER constraints and imperfect CSI

José F. Paris, Andrea J. Goldsmith

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Abstract

Adaptive modulation schemes for fading channels are usually required to fulfill certain long-term average BER targets. However, for simplicity and mathematical tractability, these schemes are often designed by fixing the short-term instantaneous BER to the target value. In this paper, the analysis and design of variable-rate variable-power QAM schemes with average BER constraints are tackled for MIMO multiplexing with imperfect CSI. The SISO system is considered as a special case of these more general results. Approximate closed-form policies are derived for continuous rate and power adaptation which are compared to the fully discrete policies. Our results indicate that MIMO multiplexing is much more sensitive to imperfect CSI than MIMO beamforming due to the self-interference that arises from channel coupling. In particular, if interference between eigenchannels is large, MIMO multiplexing should utilize only one of its eigenchannels, in which case all multiplexing gain is lost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
Pages1318-1325
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jul 11 2006Jul 15 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume3
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period7/11/067/15/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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