Influence of Channel Estimation Error on MIMO Multiplexing Using Precoding in Downlink OFDM Radio Access

Takashi ISOGAI
Hidekazu TAOKA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.5    pp.1553-1562
Publication Date: 2009/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.1553
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Radio Access Techniques for 3G Evolution)
OFDM,  MIMO,  precoding,  channel estimation,  downlink,  

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This paper investigates the influence of channel estimation error on the precoding matrix selection and signal detection for MIMO multiplexing using precoding in the downlink OFDM radio access. In a simulation, we assume codebook-based unitary precoding and signal detection that employs a minimum mean squared error (MMSE) based interference suppression filter. The simulation results clarify the effect of the channel estimation error with respect to the precoding matrix selection and signal detection from the viewpoints of the number of streams, i.e., rank order, the number of transmit antennas, the modulation scheme and channel coding rate, and codebook size, i.e., quantization for precoding matrix feedback information.