Evaluation of Ergodic Capacity Taking into Account of Area Coverage in a Multilink MIMO Cellular Network for Supporting Guaranteed QoS


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.7   pp.1292-1299
Publication Date: 2007/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.7.1292
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks)
distributed antenna system (DAS),  multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO),  area coverage,  channel capacity,  quality-of-service,  

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Multilink MIMO technique is a promising technology for cellular networks with a guaranteed quality-of-service. It will provide high capacity and wide coverage. We evaluated the downlink performance of the multilink MIMO system from the perspective of quality-of-service. The presence of Rayleigh fading, shadowing, and path loss was assumed. To evaluate the proposed system, we developed a performance measure for MIMO cellular system. The measure is ergodic capacity taking into account area coverage. Our numerical results show that the area coverage of proposed multilink MIMO system is greatly improved compared with that of the conventional singlelink MIMO system. Using the proposed measure, we also found that the multilink MIMO system could achieve high capacity with guaranteed QoS for a wide coverage.