Enhanced broadband wireless networking through macroscopic diversity combining applications of MIMO technology

Wun Cheol Jeong, Jong Moon Chung

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

3 Citations (Scopus)


Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems can enable drastic increments in channel capacity by employing array antennas both at the transmitter and the receiver. However, the capacity of MIMO systems degrades severely when spatial correlation among multipart channels is present. In this paper, we show that the channel capacity is dominantly affected by shadowing, rather than multipath correlation. To overcome this adverse shadowing effect, we consider macroscopic selection diversity (MSD) scheme on top of MIMO technology, and provide an analysis of capacity outage probability for MSD-MIMO systems. The numerical results show that significant improvement is observed even with 2 base station (BS) diversity. It is also observed that the effect of spatial correlation due to multipath fading is almost negligible when multiple BSs cooperatively participate in the mobile communication scheme. Combined with the BS selection scheme, the proposed MSD-MIMO system overcomes adverse shadowing phenomena while obtaining spatial multiplexing gain in MIMO channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1458-1462
Number of pages5
JournalConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventConference Record of the Thirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Nov 72004 Nov 10


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this