Joint rate, power, and decoding order optimization of multiuser MIMO systems

Wessam Mesbah, Hussein Alnuweiri

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Abstract

We consider multiuser MIMO systems with some of the users having target-rate requirements while the other users are working on best-effort data transmission. Both multiple-access channels (MAC) and broadcast channels (BC) are considered. We show that the best-effort users can achieve higher rates when the data streams of any user are not restricted to be decoded consecutively and when time-sharing between different decoding orders is allowed. For MIMO-MAC, we show that the problem can be formulated as a convex optimization problem, and hence efficient algorithms can be used to obtain the globally optimal solution. We also show that in some cases it is possible to reduce the transmission power of some users without affecting the optimal solution, and we show that the power minimization problem is convex. We also exploit the MAC-BC duality in order to solve the same problem for the MIMO-BC channel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5751187
Pages (from-to)1681-1686
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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Multiuser MIMO
MIMO Systems
MIMO systems
Decoding
Multiple Access Channel
Broadcast Channel
Optimization
Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
Convex optimization
Power transmission
Data communication systems
Optimal Solution
Data Transmission
Convex Optimization
Data Streams
Minimization Problem
Duality
Sharing
Efficient Algorithms
Optimization Problem

Keywords

  • broadcast
  • convex optimization
  • MIMO
  • multiple access
  • V-BLAST

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Joint rate, power, and decoding order optimization of multiuser MIMO systems. / Mesbah, Wessam; Alnuweiri, Hussein.

In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 10, No. 6, 5751187, 01.01.2011, p. 1681-1686.

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