Extremely Large Aperture Massive MIMO: Low Complexity Receiver Architectures

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This paper focuses on new communication paradigms arising in massive multiple-input-multiple-output systems where the antenna array at the base station is of extremely large dimension (xMaMIMO). Due to the extreme dimension of the array, xMaMIMO is characterized by spatial non-stationary field properties along the array; this calls for a multi-antenna transceiver design that is adapted to the array dimension but also its non-stationary properties. We address implementation aspects of xMaMIMO, with computational efficiency as our primary objective. To reduce the computational burden of centralized schemes, we distribute the processing into smaller, disjoint subarrays. Then, we consider several low-complexity data detection algorithms as candidates for uplink communication in crowded xMaMIMO systems. Drawing inspiration from coded random access, one of the main contributions of the paper is the design of low complexity scheme that exploits the non-stationary nature of xMaMIMO systems and where the data processing is decentralized. We evaluate the bit-error-rate performance of the transceivers in crowded xMaMIMO scenarios. The results confirm their practical potential.
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This paper focuses on new communication paradigms arising in massive multiple-input-multiple-output systems where the antenna array at the base station is of extremely large dimension (xMaMIMO). Due to the extreme dimension of the array, xMaMIMO is characterized by spatial non-stationary field properties along the array; this calls for a multi-antenna transceiver design that is adapted to the array dimension but also its non-stationary properties. We address implementation aspects of xMaMIMO, with computational efficiency as our primary objective. To reduce the computational burden of centralized schemes, we distribute the processing into smaller, disjoint subarrays. Then, we consider several low-complexity data detection algorithms as candidates for uplink communication in crowded xMaMIMO systems. Drawing inspiration from coded random access, one of the main contributions of the paper is the design of low complexity scheme that exploits the non-stationary nature of xMaMIMO systems and where the data processing is decentralized. We evaluate the bit-error-rate performance of the transceivers in crowded xMaMIMO scenarios. The results confirm their practical potential.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Globecom 2018 Workshops
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2019
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
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