Two Novel Upper Bounds on the Sum Rate of MIMO ZF Receivers
Paper in proceedings, 2011
In this paper, we introduce two novel upper bounds on the achievable sum rate of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems with Zero-Forcing (ZF) receivers. The presented bounds are given in tractable closed-form and apply for different fading models, like uncorrelated/doubly correlated Rayleigh fading and Ricean fading. In addition, the first bound establishes an interesting relationship between the sum rate and the first negative moment of the unordered eigenvalue of the instantaneous correlation matrix. Based on our analytical expressions, we are able to explore the impact of the model parameters, such as number of antennas, spatial correlation and Ricean-K factor, on the sum rate of MIMO ZF receivers.