Optimal transmit strategies in MIMO ricean channels with MMSE receiver

E. A. Jorswieck, A. Sezgin, H. Boche, E. Costa

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In this work, we study a MIMO system with MMSE receiver in a flat-fading environment. We assume that the receiver has perfect CSI and the transmitter knows only the mean channel matrix either by feedback or channel estimation. First, we derive the properties of the average normalized MSE and its dependence on the singular values of the mean component. Next, we show that the optimal transmit strategy is to transmit into direction of the eigenvectors of the squared mean component. In addition to this, we characterize the optimal power allocation using the necessary and sufficient optimality conditions. Furthermore, the optimal strategy for small SNR values is to perform beamforming, i.e. to transmit only in direction of the largest mean matrix eigenvalue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3787-3791
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE 60th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2004-Fall: Wireless Technologies for Global Security - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Sep 200429 Sep 2004


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