Int. J. Communications, Network and System Sciences, 2012, 5, 243-244 Published Online May 2012 (
Review of the Book “Advanced MIMO System”
Chuan Gong
School of Physics and Technology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
Accepted April 20, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-935068-02-0
229pp September 2009
Price: $80
This book concerns most of recent advances of the mul-
tiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system. An out-
standing feature of author’ approach is equal attention to
both the theoretical analysis and practical application
involved in this system. A series of important research
results from the polarized MIMO systems to antenna
selection in MIMO Systems are discu ssed in detail in the
paper, which are all well-organized and adequately sup-
ported by the elaborate figures and data.
In Chapter 1, the author offers a concise review of the
most known multiple antenna MIMO techniques includ-
ing single-user point-to-point systems and multiuser sys-
tems, and elaborates how multiple antennas help provide
diversity and multiplexing to the detection techniques,
which provides the adequate background knowledge to
the readers.
The Chapter 2 deals with the modeling, analysis, and
simulation of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
narrowband fading channels for mobile-to-mobile com-
munications. Although the readers can acquire much
insightful information about the complex channel and
their statistical properties, the most important g ain of this
section is that it presents a universal framework for the
designers of future mobile-to-mobile communicatio n sys-
tems to verify new transmission concepts that employ
MIMO techniques under realistic propagation conditions.
After presenting a brief recall of the information the-
ory that is early used to inv estigate the capacity of multi-
ple antenna systems in the Chapter 3, the author focuses
on the synchronization framework and algorithms for
MIMO systems, especially for frequency synchronization
in Chapter 4, which will present very useful information
to the researchers who are interested in the frequency
Chapter 5 refers to the realization of th e STBC MIMO
systems which interest me mostly. As is well known, th e
performance of a wireless communication system can be
substantially improved by implementing MIMO systems.
MIMO signaling can improve wireless communication in
two different ways: diversity methods and spatial multi-
plexing. Diversity methods can improve the robustness
of the communication system in terms of BER by ex-
ploiting the multiple paths between transmitting and re-
ceiving antennas. Another MIMO technique, spatial mul-
tiplexing, focuses on the target of sending parallel inde-
pendent data streams and achieving overall system ca-
Regardless of being used as diversity or spatial multi-
plexing system, the main drawback of any MIMO system
is the increasing of the complexity, size, and price that
scales with the number of antennas. Since antennas are
generally cheaper than relative electronic devices men-
tioned above, antenna selection becomes a promising
approach to reduce hardware complexity while capturing
many of the advantages of MIMO system. The antenna
selection not only reduces the number of required RF
chains from N to L, but also leads to significant savings.
There are many interesting topics about the antenna
selection worthy to be studied. In this chapter, the au-
thors investigate the application of antenna selection
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technique into STBC MIMO wireless communication
systems over Rayleigh fading channels and then provide
the performance analysis of such as MIMO systems. The
authors also carry out Monte Carlo simulation to further
detect the accuracy of both analytical expressions. All of
these materials are clear and understandable with the
elaborate figures and detailed discussion, which will help
the readers greatly to capture the major progress of this
Subsequent chapters refer to the other topics of the
MIMO-OFDM channel estimation, polarization diversity,
Cooperative Systems for Sensor Networks and discus-
sion that concerns the impact of using MIMO physical
channel on the MAC and network layers.
I believe the book will present many interesting con-
tents to the readers and help them follow the recent pro-
gress of this new and booming area.
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