A new lower bound on the ergodic capacity of distributed MIMO systems
Journal article, 2011

We present a novel and analytical lower bound on the ergodic capacity of distributed multiple-input multiple-output (D-MIMO) systems operating in composite Rayleigh/lognormal (RLN) fading and assuming double-sided spatial correlation. The proposed lower bound is applicable for finite number of antennas and remains tight across the entire Signal-to-Noise (SNR) regime. In addition, we perform a detailed low-SNR analysis that provides useful insights into the implications of the system parameters on MIMO capacity.

spatial fading correlation

MIMO systems


shadowing distribution


Michail Matthaiou

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

N. D. Chatzidiamantis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

George K. Karagiannidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

1070-9908 (ISSN)

Vol. 18 4 227-230

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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