Noncoherent MIMO Multiple-Access Channels: A Joint Constellation Design
Paper in proceeding, 2021

We consider the joint constellation design problem for noncoherent multiple-input multiple-output multiple-access channels. By analyzing the noncoherent maximum-likelihood detection error, we propose novel design criteria so as to minimize the error probability. For any given set of constellation sizes, the proposed metrics can be optimized over the set of signal matrices. Based on these criteria, we propose a simple and efficient construction consisting in partitioning a single-user constellation. Numerical results show that our proposed metrics are meaningful, and can be used as objectives to generate constellations through numerical optimization that perform better, for the same transmission rate and power constraint, than a common pilot-based scheme and the constellations optimized with existing metrics.

multiple-access channel

unitary space-time modulation


block fading

Grassmannian constellation

noncoherent communications


Khac-Hoang Ngo

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Sheng Yang

University Paris-Saclay

Maxime Guillaud


Alexis Decurninge


2020 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2020


IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW)
Riva del Garda, Italy,

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories


Communication Systems

Signal Processing



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