In this work, the sum-rate performance of joint opportunistic scheduling and receiver design (JOSRD) is analyzed for multiuser multiple-input-multiple output (MIMO) space-division multiple access (SDMA) downlink systems. In particular, we study linear rake receivers with selective combining, maximum ratio combining and optimal combining in which signals received from all antennas of each mobile terminal (MT) are linearly combined to improve the effective signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratios (SINRs). By exploiting limited feedback on the effective SINRs, the base station (BS) schedules simultaneous data transmission on multiple beams to the MTs with the largest effective SINRs. Using extreme value theory, the average sum-rates and their scaling laws for JOSRD are derived. In particular, it is shown that the limiting distribution of the effective signal-to-interference (SIR) is of the Frechet-type whereas that of the effective SINR converges to the Gumbel-type. Furthermore, the SIR-based sum-rate scaling laws are found to follow log K with 01, which stands in contrast to the SINR-based scaling laws governed by the conventional log log K form. Both analytical and simulation results confirm that significant performance improvement can be achieved by incorporating low-complexity linear combining techniques into the design of scheduling schemes in MIMO-SDMA downlink systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Opportunistic scheduling
- extreme value theory
- linear combining
- multiple-input-multiple output (MIMO)
- space-division multiple access (SDMA)