Sliding Window-Based Transmit Antenna Selection Technique for Large-Scale MU-MIMO Networks

Tae-Won BAN
Bang Chul JUNG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E97-A    No.7    pp.1640-1641
Publication Date: 2014/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E97.A.1640
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
large-scale MIMO,  MU-MIMO,  cellular network,  antenna selection,  pre-coding,  

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In this letter, a novel antenna selection (AS) technique is proposed for the downlink of large-scale multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) networks, where a base station (BS) is equipped with large-scale antennas (N) and communicates simultaneously with K(KN) mobile stations (MSs). In the proposed scheme, the S antennas (SN) are selected by utilizing the concept of a sliding window. It is shown that the sum-rate of our proposed scheme is comparable to that of the conventional scheme, while the proposed scheme can significantly reduce the complexity of the BS.