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Robust MMSE Tomlinson-Harashima Precoder for Multiuser MISO Downlink with Imperfect CSI

Ubaidulla, P and Chockalingam, A (2007) Robust MMSE Tomlinson-Harashima Precoder for Multiuser MISO Downlink with Imperfect CSI. In: Proceedings 10th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC'2007), Jaipur, India, Dec.2007 , Jaipur.

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Abstract

Non-linear precoding for the downlink of a multiuser MISO (multiple-input single-output) communication system in the presence of imperfect channel state information (CSI) is considered.The base station is equipped with multiple transmit antennas and each user terminal is equipped with a single receive antenna. The CSI at the transmitter is assumed to be perturbed by an estimation error. We propose a robust minimum mean square error (MMSE) Tomlinson-Harashima precoder (THP)design, which can be formulated as an optimization problem that can be solved efficiently by the method of alternating optimization(AO). In this method of optimization, the entire set of optimization variables is partitioned into non-overlapping subsets,and an iterative sequence of optimizations on these subsets is carried out, which is often simpler compared to simultaneous optimization over all variables. In our problem, the application of the AO method results in a second-order cone program which can be numerically solved efficiently. The proposed precoder is shown to be less sensitive to imperfect channel knowledge. Simulation results illustrate the improvement in performance compared to other robust linear and non-linear precoders in the literature.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Multiuser MISO downlink;multiuser interference;imperfect CSI;Tomlinson-Harashima precoder;alternating optimization method
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 08:53
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 08:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/41377

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