Efficient Capacity-Based Joint Transmit and Receive Antenna Selection Schemes in MIMO Systems

Ying Rao WEI  Mu Zhong WANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.2   pp.372-376
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.2.372
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
MIMO,  capacity,  antenna subset selection,  

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In this letter, we propose two different joint transmit and receive antenna subset selection schemes for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems on the basis of capacity maximization criterion. We assume that perfect channel state information (CSI) is known at the receiver but unknown to the transmitter. As the selection signaling is perfectly fed back to the transmitter, we propose a flexible two-step selection algorithm (TSSA) in practical MIMO channel scenarios. Computer simulations show that TSSA can maximize the capacity at low computation cost in most scenarios. It performs well in terms of capacity, computational complexity and flexibility. Furthermore, we propose a simplified algorithm based on the correlation matrix when the channel correlation information (CCI) is known to the transmitter. Simulation results show that the proposed correlation matrix based selection algorithm is only slightly inferior to an optimal selection algorithm.