Intrinsic subspace convergence in TDD MIMO communication

Dahl, Tobias; Pereira, Silvana Silva; Christophersen, Nils; Gesbert, David
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 55, N°6, Part I, June 2007

In numerical linear algebra, students encounter early the iterative power method, which finds eigenvectors of a matrix from an arbitrary starting point through repeated normalization and multiplications by the matrix itself. In practice, more sophisticated methods are used nowadays, threatening to make the power method a historical and pedagogic footnote. However, in the context of communication over a time-division duplex (TDD) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel, the power method takes a special position. It can be viewed as an intrinsic part of the uplink and downlink communication switching, enabling estimation of the eigenmodes of the channel without extra overhead. Generalizing the method to vector subspaces, communication in the subspaces with the best receive and transmit signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is made possible. In exploring this intrinsic subspace convergence (ISC), we show that several published and new schemes can be cast into a common framework where all members benefit from the ISC

Systèmes de Communication
Eurecom Ref:
© 2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
See also: