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Efficient Closed-Loop Schemes for MIMO-OFDM-Based WLANs

Abstract

The single-input single-output (SISO) orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems for wireless local area networks (WLAN) defined by the IEEE 802.11a standard can support data rates up to 54 Mbps. In this paper, we consider deploying two transmit and two receive antennas to increase the data rate up to 108 Mbps. Applying our recent multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transceiver designs, that is, the geometric mean decomposition (GMD) and the uniform channel decomposition (UCD) schemes, we propose simple and efficient closed-loop MIMO-OFDM designs for much improved performance, compared to the standard singular value decomposition (SVD) based schemes as well as the open-loop V-BLAST (vertical Bell Labs layered space-time) based counterparts. In the explicit feedback mode, precoder feedback is needed for the proposed schemes. We show that the overhead of feedback can be made very moderate by using a vector quantization method. In the time-division duplex (TDD) mode where the channel reciprocity is exploited, our schemes turn out to be robust against the mismatch between the uplink and downlink channels. The advantages of our schemes are demonstrated via extensive numerical examples.

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Zheng, X., Jiang, Y. & Li, J. Efficient Closed-Loop Schemes for MIMO-OFDM-Based WLANs. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2006, 091919 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP/2006/91919

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Keywords

  • Singular Value Decomposition
  • Wireless Local Area Network
  • Vector Quantization
  • Feedback Mode
  • Explicit Feedback