On the Performance of the Two-Cell Cooperative Single User (CSU) MIMO System with Hybrid Feedback

Janghoon YANG  Seunghun JANG  Dong Ku KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B    No.1    pp.338-341
Publication Date: 2011/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.338
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
capacity,  MIMO,  network MIMO,  limited feedback,  power control,  

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Achievable rates of two different transmission schemes of the two-cell cooperative single user (CSU) multi-input multi-output (MIMO) system with hybrid feedback is studied, in which one cell has the channel state information (CSI) from a mobile station (MS) and the other has channel covariance information (CCI) from it. Disjoint encoding over two base stations (BSs) is shown to achieve the capacity of the CSU-MIMO with hybrid feedback. Rather than finding an optimal transmission scheme, a suboptimal one is proposed such that the transmit directions of the BSs with CSI and CCI are eigen directions of the instantaneous channel correlation matrix and transmit covariance matrix respectively. The optimum power allocation for these transmit directions is derived as an iterative power allocation (IPA) similar to that of the MIMO multiple access channel (MAC) with CCI only. We also propose a simple disjoint power allocation (DPA). The simulation results show that the proposed transmit directions and IPA for the CSU-MIMO with hybrid feedback outperforms the MIMO-MAC with CCI only, while the DPA achieves almost the same performance as the IPA, only when the SNR is low.