Time-multiplexed / superimposed pilot selection for massive MIMO pilot decontamination

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Researchers

Research units

  • University of Sheffield

Abstract

In massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, superimposed (SP) and time-multiplexed (TM) pilots exhibit a complementary behavior, with the former and latter schemes offering a higher throughput in high and low inter-cell interference scenarios, respectively. Based on this observation, in this paper, we propose an algorithm for partitioning users into two disjoint sets comprising users that transmit TM and SP pilots. This selection of user sets is accomplished by minimizing the total inter-cell and intra-cell interference, and since this problem is found to be non-convex, a greedy approach is proposed to perform the partitioning. Based on simulations, it is shown that the proposed method is versatile and offers an improved performance in both high and low-interference scenarios.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 5 Mar 20179 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2379-190X

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
Abbreviated titleICASSP
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period05/03/201709/03/2017

    Research areas

  • hybrid system, Massive MIMO, pilot decontamination, pilot selection, superimposed pilots

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