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Opportunistic Beamforming with Precoder Diversity in Multi-user MIMO Systems

Meng Wang, Feng Li, Jamie S Evans

2013 IEEE 77TH VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (VTC SPRING) | IEEE | Published : 2013

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a dynamic multi-user MIMO beamforming and scheduling scheme, where co-scheduled users are served by mutually orthogonal beams. Our scheme differs from the traditional opportunistic beamforming and scheduling scheme in two ways. Firstly, multiple sets of orthogonal beams are employed as candidate beamforming directions (instead of one as in the traditional opportunistic beamforming case) and only users whose preferred beams are within the same set of orthogonal beams can be co-scheduled. This can effectively improve co-scheduled users' SINR. Secondly, the number of co-scheduled users is variable, which will change as the SNR and/or the total number of users in the sy..

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