Performance Improvement for Multi-User Millimeter-Wave Massive MIMO Systems

Published on May 12, 2020in IEEE Access3.745
· DOI :10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2994176
Diego Fernando Carrera3
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(Tec: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education),
Cesar Vargas-Rosales13
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(Tec: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education)
+ 1 AuthorsJose Alejandro Galaviz-Aguilar4
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(Tec: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education)
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Abstract
In this paper, we study the problem of optimizing the performance of multi-user millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications in three steps. The first one is given by the use of a new pilot mapping to reduce the inter-user interference effect and to perform more accurate channel estimation. In the second step, we designed a hybrid receiver that, based on the accuracy of the channel state information, chooses between the minimum mean square error (MMSE) and the multi-user regularized zero-forcing beamforming (RZFBF) receivers, to combine/precode the massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) signal. In the third step, we propose to improve the beam direction with a slight change in the azimuth angle during the uplink communications to increase the multi-user efficiency and reduce inter-user interference. Numerical results show the performance increase using the proposed solutions in terms of the spectral efficiency by comparing the MMSE, RZFBF, and hybrid receivers.
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