Energy-efficient massive MIMO

Ali Yazdan, Jeonghun Park, Sungwoo Park, Talha A. Khan, Robert W. Heath

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Deployment of connectivity solutions in rural communities faces many practical challenges. Lack of availability and access to reliable electricity sources is one of the major hindrancesfor rural connectivity, particularly in underdeveloped countries. As such, wireless connectivity solutions for such applications must focus on low-power hardware operations and high energy efficiency (EE). Many novel approaches have been taken to increase EE in wireless networks. The massive multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) architecture [6] has shown particular promise in this regard. The building block of a massive MIMO system is a multiantenna base station (BS) concurrently serving many single-antenna users, where the number of BS antennas is much larger than the number of users.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7942225
Pages (from-to)18-30
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Microwave Magazine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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