An eigen-based MIMO multiuser scheduler which is robust to spatial channel correlation is proposed. The proposed scheduler uses the principal right singular vector for reduced feedback information and exploits the eigen-mode transmission using a precoder matrix, whose columns are the principal right singular vectors of selected users. Since the proposed scheduler uses only each principal eigen channel of the user, it is not affected by spatial channel correlation even if all spatial channels are equal. Moreover, since the distribution of a singular value is concentrated on the principal singular value under the spatially correlated environments, more channel gain can be obtained. By computer simulations, it is shown that the proposed scheduler has better performance for both capacity-and fairness under the moderate spatial channel correlation than the existing schedulers.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Manuscript received July 30, 2004. The associate editor coordinating the review of this letter and approving it for publication was Rohit U. Nabar. This work was supported by Samsung Electronics in part of the project, “4G wireless communication systems”.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering