Mutual information statistics and beamforming performance analysis of optimized LoS MIMO systems
Journal article, 2010

This paper provides a systematic mutual information (MI) and multichannel beamforming (MBF) characterization of optimized multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems operating in Ricean fading. These optimized configurations are of high practical importance since, contrary to the common belief, benefit from the presence of direct Line-of-Sight (LoS) components and deliver maximum multiplexing gains, by deploying specifically designed antenna arrays at both ends. In the following, using elements from random matrix theory, novel analytical expressions are derived for the exact and asymptotic MI statistics while the prevalent Gaussian approximation is examined. Moreover, new explicit expressions for the marginal eigenvalues are deduced which are thereafter used to analyze the BF performance of the associated eigenmodes in terms of Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) outage probability. We note that all derived formulas are given in tractable determinant form and therefore allow for fast and efficient computation and also yield an excellent match with Monte-Carlo simulations, under different fading scenarios and model parameters.

Mutual information

Ricean fading

MIMO systems

Wishart matrices

eigenvalue distributions.


Michail Matthaiou

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Paul de Kerret

RWTH Aachen University

George K. Karagiannidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Josef A. Nossek

Technical University of Munich

IEEE Transactions on Communications

1558-0857 (ISSN)

Vol. 58 11 3316-3329

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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