Spectral Efficiency of Noncooperative Uplink Massive MIMO Systems with Joint Decoding

Nir Shlezinger, Yonina C. Eldar

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Abstract

Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems have been drawing considerable interest. In the uplink, massive MIMO systems are commonly studied assuming that each base station (BS) decodes the signals of its user terminals separately and linearly while treating all interference as noise. Although this approach provides improved spectral efficiency (SE) in favorable channel conditions, it is generally sub-optimal from an information-theoretic perspective. In this work we characterize the SE of massive MIMO when the BSs are allowed to jointly decode the received signals. We consider two schemes for handling the interference, and derive their SEs for both finite and asymptotic number of antennas. Simulation tests of the proposed methods illustrate their gains in SE compared to standard separate linear decoding, and show that the standard approach fails to capture the actual achievable rates of massive MIMO systems, particularly when the interference is dominant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4779-4783
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479981311
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 May 201917 May 2019

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period12/05/1917/05/19

Keywords

  • Massive MIMO
  • spectral efficiency.

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