Peak to average power (PAPR) reduction of OFDM signals is critical in order to improve power amplifier (PA) efficiency in base stations. For massive MIMO, the complexity of these methods can become a real bottleneck in implementing low power digital signal processing chains. In this work, we consider an antenna reservation technique, which uses a low complexity clipping method to reduce signal peaks and leverages the benefit of massive antennas, by reserving a subset of antennas in order to compensate for the clipping distortion. Reserving antennas on the other hand reduces the potential array gain in the massive MIMO system, complicating the application of antenna reservation. This work explores various design space parameters in antenna reservation such as number of reserved antennas, amount of peak reduction and clipping methods. We investigate the impact of these parameters on the error vector magnitude at the user and on the adjacent channel power ratio at both transmitter and user positions. Our results enable a deeper understanding of antenna reservation as a low complexity PAPR reduction method in massive MIMO systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 96th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2022-Fall 2022 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665454681
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event96th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2022-Fall 2022 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2022 Sept 262022 Sept 29

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference96th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2022-Fall 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Signal Processing


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