FD Cell-Free mMIMO: Analysis and Optimization

Soumyadeep Datta, Ekant Sharma, Dheeraj N. Amudala, Rohit Budhiraja, Shivendra S. Panwar

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We consider a full-duplex cell-free massive multiple-input-multiple-output system with limited capacity fronthaul links. We derive its downlink/uplink closed-form spectral efficiency (SE) lower bounds with maximum-ratio transmission/maximum-ratio combining and optimal uniform quantization. To reduce carbon footprint, this paper maximizes the non-convex weighted sum energy efficiency (WSEE) via downlink and uplink power control, and successive convex approximation framework. We show that with low fronthaul capacity, the system requires a higher number of fronthaul quantization bits to achieve high SE and WSEE. For high fronthaul capacity, higher number of bits, however, achieves high SE but a reduced WSEE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728171227
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: Jun 14 2021Jun 23 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Energy efficiency
  • fronthaul
  • full-duplex (FD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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