Multi-Codebook Based Beamforming and Scheduling for MIMO-OFDM Systems with Limited Feedback

Xiaoming SHE  Jingxiu LIU  Lan CHEN  Hidekazu TAOKA  Kenichi HIGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B    No.11    pp.3745-3748
Publication Date: 2008/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.11.3745
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
transmit beamforming,  limited feedback,  multi-user diversity,  MIMO-OFDM,  

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Transmit beamforming can exploit the spatial diversity afforded by multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems with low complexity. To apply this technique in more practical systems with the constraint of limited feedback, codebook based beamforming and vector quantization technique have been considered in various papers. On the other hand, multi-user scheduling is able to achieve another form of diversity arising from the independence of fading for different users, however, has not been fully taken into account in existing codebook based beamforming schemes. In this letter, a multi-codebook based beamforming and scheduling scheme is proposed, which exploits both spatial diversity and multi-user diversity by switching the codebook for different resource blocks. Meanwhile, the multi-codebook design issue is addressed, the corresponding theoretical analysis is provided, and the performance gain of proposed scheme is simulated. Furthermore, the impacts of related parameters on the performance gain are also investigated.