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TitoloClosed-Form Output Statistics of MIMO Block-Fading Channels
Anno di pubblicazione2014
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iAlfano, Giuseppa; Chiasserini, Carla-Fabiana; Nordio, Alessandro; Zhou, Siyuan
Affiliazioni autoriPolitecnico di Torino, Italy; National Research Council of Italy IEIIT-CNR;
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractThe information that can be transmitted through a wireless channel, with multiple-antenna-equipped transmitter and receiver, is crucially influenced by the channel behavior as well as by the structure of the input signal. We characterize in closed form, the probability density function (pdf) of the output of multiple-input and multiple-output block-fading channels, for an arbitrary signal-to-noise ratio value. Our results provide compact expressions for such output statistics, paving the way to a more detailed analytical information-theoretic exploration of communications in presence of block fading. The analysis is carried out assuming two different structures for the input signal: 1) the independent identically distributed (i.i.d.) Gaussian distribution and 2) a product form that has been proved to be optimal for noncoherent communication, i.e., in absence of any channel state information. When the channel is fed by an i.i.d. Gaussian input, we assume the Gramian of the channel matrix to be unitarily invariant and derive the output statistics in both the noise-and interference-limited scenario, considering different fading distributions. When the product-form input is adopted, we provide the expressions of the output pdf as the relationship between the overall number of antennas and fading coherence length varies. We also highlight the relation between our newly derived expressions and the results already available in the literature, and, for some cases, we numerically compute the mutual information based on the proposed expression of the output statistics.
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Pagine da7782
Pagine a7797
Pagine totali16
RivistaIEEE transactions on information theory
Attiva dal 1963
Editore: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, - [New York
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0018-9448
Titolo chiave: IEEE transactions on information theory
Titolo proprio: IEEE transactions on information theory
Titolo abbreviato: IEEE trans. inf. theory
Titoli alternativi:
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers transactions on information theory
  • Transactions on information theory
  • Information theory
Numero volume della rivista60
Fascicolo della rivista12
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
Indicizzazione (in banche dati controllate)
  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000345511400025)
Parole chiaveOutput statistics, MIMO, block fading, imperfect channel state information
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Data di accettazione06/10/2014
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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