Compressive sensing for feedback reduction in MIMO broadcast channels

Mohammed E. Eltayeb, Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri, Hamid Reza Talesh Bahrami

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In multi-antenna broadcast networks, the base stations (BSs) rely on the channel state information (CSI) of the users to perform user scheduling and downlink transmission. However, in networks with large number of users, obtaining CSI from all users is arduous, if not impossible, in practice. This paper proposes channel feedback reduction techniques based on the theory of compressive sensing (CS), which permits the BS to obtain CSI with acceptable recovery guarantees under substantially reduced feedback overhead. Additionally, assuming noisy CS measurements at the BS, inexpensive ways for improving post-CS detection are explored. The proposed techniques are shown to reduce the feedback overhead, improve CS detection at the BS, and achieve a sum-rate close to that obtained by noiseless dedicated feedback channels.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3209-3222
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2014

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The work of T. Y. Al-Naffouri was supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) through the Science and Technology Unit at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) under Project AR-29-79. The editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was A. Tajer.

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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