The Effects of Spatial Correlation on Multiple Antenna Techniques with Multiuser Scheduling

Haelyong KIM  Wan CHOI  Hyuncheol PARK  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B    No.2    pp.591-594
Publication Date: 2011/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.591
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
spatial correlation,  spatial diversity,  multiuser diversity,  multiuser scheduling,  

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This letter investigates the effects of spatial correlation on several multiple antenna schemes in multiuser environments. Using an order statistics upper bound on achievable capacity, we quantify the interaction among spatial correlation, spatial diversity, spatial multiplexing and multiuser diversity. Also, it is verified that the upper bound is tighter than asymptotic capacity when the number of users is relatively small.