Throughput Maximization Transmission Control Scheme for MIMO Systems

Kenji SUTO  Yoshitaka HARA  Tomoaki OHTSUKI  Yoshikazu TAKEI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.10    pp.4040-4046
Publication Date: 2005/10/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.10.4040
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
MIMO,  throughput,  transmission control,  

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Recently, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems that realize high bit rate data transmission with multiple antennas at both transmitter and receiver have drawn much attention for their high spectral efficiency. In MIMO systems, space division multiplexing (SDM) has been researched widely. In SDM, the input data symbols are transmitted from multiple transmit antennas at the transmitter, and the output data symbols are extracted by the signal processing at the receiver. In recent wireless communications, the environments that the number of transmit antennas is larger than that of receive antennas often exist. Under such environments, the MIMO system that transmits independent data streams from each transmit antenna simultaneously cannot separate the received signals, and the signal quality deteriorates largely. Therefore, we need the scheme that attains high quality and high throughput data transmission under such environments. In this paper, we propose a throughput maximization transmission control scheme for MIMO systems. The proposed transmission control scheme selects a transmission scheme (a set of transmit antennas, modulation schemes, and coding rates) with maximum throughput based on output signal to interference and noise ratio (SINR) and output signal to noise ratio (SNR). We show that the proposed transmission control scheme attains high throughput by our computer simulation.