Coverage performance analysis of multiuser MIMO broadcast systems

Li-Chun Wang*, Chu Jung Yeh, Chi Fang Li

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We consider the downlink of a multiuser multi-input multi-output (MIMO) broadcast channel under a single cell structure. To study the achievable link coverage performance of zero-forcing beamforming (ZFB) and zero-forcing dirty-paper coding (ZF-DPC) when the channel state information (CSI) is available to the transmitter. First we develop analytical closed-form expressions for the link outage probability and coverage reliability of baseline ZFB and ZF-DPC when no multiuser scheduling involved. We find that the coverage performance of ZFB can only approach to that of the weakest link of ZF-DPC under predetermined required SNR and outage probability. Secondly, for exploring the achievable cell coverage, we discuss the strongest link performance of both broadcast beam-forming schemes under multiuser scheduling. Under a framework of analysis for ZF-DPC and simulation for ZFB, we show that a soft coverage enhancement can be easily done by using scheduling techniques without extra hardware power consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE 67th Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring, VTC
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424416455
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2008
Event2008 IEEE 67th Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring, VTC - Marina Bay, Singapore
Duration: 11 May 200814 May 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference2008 IEEE 67th Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring, VTC
CityMarina Bay


  • Coverage
  • MIMO broadcast channels
  • MIMO systems
  • Zero-forcing beam-forming
  • Zero-forcing dirty-paper coding

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