Broadband MIMO Communication Systems Using Spatio-Temporal Processing in Transmitter and Receiver Sides

Hoang Huy PHAM
Nam Xuan TRAN

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A    No.11    pp.2431-2438
Publication Date: 2007/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.11.2431
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wideband Systems)
Category: MIMO
MIMO,  maximum ratio combining,  frequency selective fading,  spatio-temporal processing,  tapped delay line,  

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This paper presents a mathematically simple method of maximum SINR (Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio) design of broadband MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) communication systems adopting TDL (Tapped Delay Line) structure for spatio-temporal processing in both transmitter and receiver sides. The weight vectors in both ends are determined alternately, optimizing one side by fixing the other, and this operation is repeated until the SINR converges. The performance of MIMO systems using the proposed approach is investigated through computer simulations, and it is demonstrated that, though it requires high computational cost, the TDL structure brings high ability to mitigate the influence of frequency selective fading, particularly when the duration of the delay profile is long. Moreover, experimental results show that the equable distribution of the resources (weights and delay units) to both arrays is better choice than the concentration of them to one side of the transmitter or receiver.