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Maximum Data Rate Power Allocation for MIMO Spatial Multiplexing Systems with Imperfect CSI

Inst. of Comput. Technol., Chinese Acad. of Sci., Beijing
DOI: 10.1109/VETECS.2009.5073665 Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference, 2009. VTC Spring 2009. IEEE 69th
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ABSTRACT In MIMO systems, spatial multiplexing is a powerful technique for increasing channel capacity by transmitting multiple data streams in the same channel simultaneously. Moreover, additional performance can be extracted in the presence of channel state information (CSI) at the transmitter. However, channel estimation error usually exists in practical systems and leads to imperfect CSI. As a result, the system performance is degraded. Fortunately power allocation can mitigate the problem effectively. In this paper, the power allocation problem is investigated in the case of imperfect CSI with accurate system model. A greedy power allocation (GPA) algorithm with adaptive modulation scheme is proposed to maximize the system data rate while satisfying each data stream's bit error rate requirement. Simulation results show that GPA can reduce the effects of imperfect CSI and obtain better performance than other traditional algorithms, e.g. waterfilling and equal power allocation algorithms.

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