International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Deployment Challenges for Large-Scale MIMO Communications


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1Department of Electrical Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L3N6

3Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea


Deployment Challenges for Large-Scale MIMO Communications

Description

Large-scale or massive MIMO systems have been shown to hold great potential for realizing Gigabit data rates in the next generation wireless networks. When networks deploy massive MIMO-enabled base stations (BS), they are able to increase their data rate by as much as tenfold compared to the existing networks. This extra degree of freedom can be used to expand current system capacity by bringing in more users in the system or to increase the individual user’s data rate/throughput. For these benefits to be realized effectively, however, several deployment challenges must be addressed which will eventually facilitate the integration of massive MIMO-enabled BS into the existing networks.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the fundamental limits on the theoretical performance of massive MIMO systems, as well as the deployment strategies for seamless integration of massive MIMO-enabled devices on the existing networks. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • RF front-end design and optimizations for massive MIMO-enabled BS
  • Antenna designs and array processing for massive MIMO systems
  • Cellular designs involving the use of massive MIMO systems
  • Propagation aspects and channel modeling
  • Low-complexity detectors for massive MIMO systems
  • Coding and modulation designs for massive MIMO systems
  • Green communication using massive MIMO: overall energy efficiency analysis
  • Distributed massive MIMO system design
  • Network throughput achievable with massive MIMO systems using different propagation environments
  • Peak-to-average power reduction in massive MIMO-OFDM systems
  • Limiting diversity gains achievable in multiuser massive MIMO systems
  • Performance results from testbeds
  • MAC layer simplifications offered by massive MIMO systems
  • Network-level solutions to pilot contamination problems
  • Deployment scenarios for massive MIMO systems besides the cellular systems

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 967372
  • - Editorial

Deployment Challenges for Large-Scale MIMO Communications

Ahmed Iyanda Sulyman | Joonhyuk Kang | Shahram Yousefi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 159375
  • - Research Article

Low-Complexity Transmit Antenna Selection and Beamforming for Large-Scale MIMO Communications

Kun Qian | Wen-Qin Wang | Huaizong Shao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 154261
  • - Research Article

Rateless Space Time Block Code for Massive MIMO Systems

Ali H. Alqahtani | Ahmed Iyanda Sulyman | Abdulhameed Alsanie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 594282
  • - Research Article

SER Performance of Large Scale OFDM-SDMA Based Cognitive Radio Networks

Mostafa Hefnawi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 539094
  • - Research Article

Design of Compact 4 × 4 UWB-MIMO Antenna with WLAN Band Rejection

Nguyen Khac Kiem | Huynh Nguyen Bao Phuong | Dao Ngoc Chien
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 627275
  • - Research Article

A Switched Diversity Scheme for Massive MIMO Systems

Qianya Wang | Hongwen Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 139063
  • - Research Article

System Coverage and Capacity Analysis on Millimeter-Wave Band for 5G Mobile Communication Systems with Massive Antenna Structure

Jun Suk Kim | Jae Sheung Shin | ... | Min Young Chung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 608345
  • - Research Article

Design of a Practical and Compact mm-Wave MIMO System with Optimized Capacity and Phased Arrays

Tommaso Cella | Pål Orten | Torbjörn Ekman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 563273
  • - Research Article

Spatial Modulation Concept for Massive Multiuser MIMO Systems

Khaled M. Humadi | Ahmed Iyanda Sulyman | Abdulhameed Alsanie
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
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