Localization and Throughput Trade-Off in a Multi-User Multi-Carrier mm-Wave System
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

© 2013 IEEE. In this paper, we propose various localization error optimal beamforming strategies and subsequently study the trade-off between data and localization services while budgeting time and frequency resources in a multi-user millimeter-wave framework. Allocating more resources for the data service phase instead of localization would imply higher data rate but, concurrently, also a higher position and orientation estimation error. In order to characterize this trade-off, we firstly derive a flexible application-dependent localization error cost function combining the Cramér-Rao lower bounds of delay, angle of departure and/or angle of arrival estimates at a mobile receiver over the downlink. Consequently we devise different fairness criteria based localization error optimal beamforming strategies in a multi-user context. Finally, we show the advantage of the latter beamforming strategies and assess the communication-localization trade-off with respect to various time-frequency resource division schemes.


Cramér-Rao bounds

Beam steering


millimeter wave communication


Remun Koirala

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

Universita di Bologna

Université de Rennes 1

B. Denis

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

Bernard Uguen

Université de Rennes 1

Davide Dardari

Universita di Bologna

Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

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2169-3536 (ISSN) 21693536 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 167099-167112 8902085







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