Iterative best beam selection for random unitary beamforming

Hyukmin Son, Sanghoon Lee

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Due to multi-user diversity, the performance of a random unitary beamforming (RUB) can be improved upon in proportion to the number of users at the expense of an increase in feedback. It is essential to identify a mechanism to determine a set of orthonormal beams for improving the channel capacity. This paper proposes a unique scheme, named iterative best beam selection-based RUB (I-RUB), in which the base station selects the best beamforming vectors from unitary matrices generated by the proposed iterative algorithm. Using the selected beamforming vector at each stage, the beam set can ultimately be constructed for high sum-rate capacity of downlink, which leads to a reduction in feedback compared to those of other RUB schemes based on the beam set selection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5706432
Pages (from-to)968-974
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the MKE (The Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) (NIPA-2010-C1090-1001-0006).

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010-0011995).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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