Massive MIMO Optimization with Compatible Sets

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Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) is expected to be a vital component in future 5G systems. As such, there is a need for new modeling in order to investigate the performance of massive MIMO not only at the physical layer but also higher up the networking stack. In this paper, we present general optimization models for massive MIMO, based on mixed-integer programming and compatible sets, with both maximum ratio combining and zero-forcing precoding schemes. We then apply our models to the case of joint device scheduling and power control for heterogeneous devices and traffic demands, in contrast to the existing power control schemes that consider only homogeneous users and saturated scenarios. Our results show that substantial benefits, in terms of energy usage, can be achieved without sacrificing throughput and that both the signaling overhead and the complexity of end devices can be reduced by abrogating the need for uplink power control through efficient scheduling.


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  • Warsaw University of Technology
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  • Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 2794 - 2812
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch