Achievable Rate of Rician Large-Scale MIMO Channels with Transceiver Hardware Impairments
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

Transceiver hardware impairments (e.g., phase noise, in-phase/quadrature-phase (I/Q) imbalance, amplifier non- linearities, and quantization errors) have obvious degradation effects on the performance of wireless communications. While prior works have improved our knowledge on the influence of hardware impairments of single-user multiple-input multiple- output (MIMO) systems over Rayleigh fading channels, an analysis encompassing the Rician fading channel is not yet available. In this paper, we pursue a detailed analysis of regular and large-scale (LS) MIMO systems over Rician fading channels by deriving new, closed-form expressions of the achievable rate to provide several important insights for practical system design. More specifically, for regular MIMO systems with hardware impairments, there is always a finite achievable rate ceiling, which is irrespective of the transmit power and fading conditions. For LS-MIMO systems, it is interesting to find that the achievable rate loss is independent of the Rician K-factor, which reveals that the favorable propagation in LS-MIMO systems cannot remove the influence of hardware impairments. However, we show that the non-ideal LS-MIMO system can still achieve high spectral efficiency due to its huge degrees of freedom.


J. Y. Zhang

Beijing Jiaotong Daxue

Linglong Dai

Tsinghua University

Xinlin Zhang

Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signalbehandling

Emil Björnson

Linköpings universitet

Zhaocheng Wang

Beijing Jiaotong Daxue

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

0018-9545 (ISSN)

Vol. 65 8800-8806


Informations- och kommunikationsteknik


Elektroteknik och elektronik