Fractional Pilot Reuse in Massive MIMO System

Chao ZHANG  Lu MA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E98-A   No.11   pp.2356-2359
Publication Date: 2015/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.2356
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
Keyword: 
fractional pilot reuse,  FPR,  fractional frequency reuse,  FFR,  SINR,  massive MIMO,  large MIMO,  

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Summary: 
The pilot contamination is a serious problem which hinders the capacity increasing in the massive MIMO system. Similar to Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) in the OFDMA system, Fractional Pilot Reuse (FPR) is proposed for the massive MIMO system. The FPR can be further classified as the strict FPR and soft FPR. Meanwhile, the detailed FPR schemes with pilot assignment and the mathematical models are provided. With FPR, the capacity and the transmission quality can be improved with metrics such as the higher Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (SINR) of the pilots, the higher coverage probability, and the higher system capacity.