Distributed Spatial-Temporal Precoding with Limited Feedback

Hang LONG  Wenbo WANG  Fangxiang WANG  Kan ZHENG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.2   pp.407-410
Publication Date: 2010/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.407
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
cooperation,  limited feedback,  ZF relaying,  

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Summary: 
Precoding techniques can be introduced into relay systems due to the similarity between relay systems and traditional multi-input-multi-output (MIMO) systems. A channel state information feedback scheme is firstly presented for the MIMO relay system in this letter, where the zero-forcing relaying protocol is proposed to be used so that the information of the equivalent channel and the relaying noise can be compressed into two coefficients. With the proposed feedback scheme, the distributed precoding is presented to be applied through two continuous transmitted vectors of the source node while the co-channel interference cancellation equalizer is used in the destination node. The system outage probability can be improved with the precoding in the source node. Furthermore, various spatial data rates can be conveniently supported by the proposed distributed spatial-temporal precoding method.