Successive SLNR Precoding with GMD for Downlink Multi-User Multi-Stream MIMO Systems

Xun-yong Zhang  Chen HE  Ling-ge JIANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E95-A   No.9   pp.1619-1622
Publication Date: 2012/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E95.A.1619
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
MU-MIMO,  SLNR,  geometric mean decomposition,  Tomlinson-Harashima Precoding,  

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In this paper, we propose a successive signal-to-leakage-plus-noise ratio (SLNR) based precoding with geometric mean decomposition (GMD) for the downlink multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) systems. The known leakages are canceled at the transmit side, and SLNR is calculated with the unknown leakages. GMD is applied to cancel the known leakages, so the subchannels for each receiver have equal gain. We further improve the proposed precoding scheme by ordering users. Simulation results show that the proposed schemes have a considerable bit error rate (BER) improvement over the original SLNR scheme.