Downlink MBER Transmit Beamforming Design Based on Uplink MBER Receive Beamforming for TDD-SDMA Induced MIMO Systems
Sheng Chen, Lie-Liang Yang
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The downlink minimum bit error rate (MBER) transmit beamforming is directly designed based on the uplink MBER receive beamforming solution for time division duplex (TDD) space-division multiple-access (SDMA) induced multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, where the base station (BS) is equipped with multiple antennas to support multiple single-antenna mobile terminals (MTs). It is shown that the dual relationship between multiuser detection and multiuser transmission can be extended to the rank-deficient system where the number of users supported is more than the number of transmit antennas available at the BS, if the MBER design is adopted. The proposed MBER transmit beamforming scheme is capable of achieving better performance over the standard minimum mean square error transmit beamforming solution with the support of low-complexity and high power-efficient MTs, particularly for rank-deficient TDD-SDMA MIMO systems. The robustness of the proposed MBER transmit beamforming design to the downlink and uplink noise or channel mismatch is investigated using simulation.

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Chen, S. and Yang, L. (2010) Downlink MBER Transmit Beamforming Design Based on Uplink MBER Receive Beamforming for TDD-SDMA Induced MIMO Systems. Communications and Network, 2, 145-151. doi: 10.4236/cn.2010.23022.

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