Robust MMSE transceiver designs for downlink MIMO systems with multicell cooperation

Jialing Li, I. Tai Lu, Enoch Lu

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The robust-generalized iterative approach (Robust-GIA), robust-fast iterative approach (Robust-FIA), and robust-decoder covariance optimization approach (Robust-DCOA) are proposed for designing MMSE transceivers of downlink multicell multiuser MIMO systems with per-cell and per-antenna power constraints and possibly imperfect channel state information. The Robust-DCOA is the most restrictive but is always optimum, the Robust-GIA is the most general, and the Robust-FIA is the most efficient. When the Robust-DCOA is applicable and the decoder covariance matrices are full rank, the three proposed approaches are equivalent and all provide the optimum solution. Numerical results show that the proposed robust approaches outperform their non-robust counterparts in various single-cell and multicell examples with different system configurations, channel correlations, power constraints, and cooperation scenarios. Moreover, performances of the robust approaches are insensitive to estimation errors of channel statistics (correlations and path loss). With cell-cooperation, cell edge interference problems can be remedied without reducing the number of data streams by using the proposed robust approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number815704
JournalInternational Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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