Line-of-Sight and Pilot Contamination Effects on Correlated Multi-Cell Massive MIMO Systems

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This work considers the uplink (UL) of a multi- cell massive MIMO system with L cells, having each K mono-antenna users communicating with an K-antennas base station (BS). The channel model involves Rician fading with distinct per- user Rician factors and channel correlation matrices and takes into account pilot contamination and imperfect CSI. The objective is to evaluate the performances of such systems with different single-cell and multi-cell detection methods. In the former, we investigate MRC and single-cell MMSE (S-MMSE); as to the latter, we are interested in multi-cell MMSE (M-MMSE) that was recently shown to provide unbounded rates in Rayleigh fading. The analysis is led assuming the infinite - limit and yields informative closed- form approximations that are substantiated by a selection of numerical results for finite system dimensions. Accordingly, these expressions are accurate and provide relevant insights into the effects of the different system parameters on the overall performances.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
ISBN (Print)9781538647271
StatePublished - Feb 21 2019

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