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Book Recommendation: Advanced MIMO Systems
Kosai Raoof and Huaibei Zhou
Scientific Research Publishing, 2009
234 pages
ISBN: 978-1-935068-02-0
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1. Background
During recent years, MIMO communication systems
become an important research and development subject.
Many papers are already published in the fields of chan-
nel capacity, synchronization, space time coding, etc.
The idea of this book was born during the Wicom
Conference in 2007, where many sessions have dedi-
cated to MIMO systems, dealing with physical channel
layer as well as protocol aware MIMO networks. Speak-
ing with Professor Huaibei Zhou the steering committee
chair of this outstanding international conference and Dr.
Ruoshan Kong the conference organizer, we decided to
edit and publish a book by exploiting the opportunity of
having direct contacts with the authors during the con-
ference. The proposition was to introduce recent ad-
vances in MIMO systems such as polarized MIMO sys-
tems and smart antenna selection systems, to the re-
searchers and graduate students in academic and industry
2. Introduction of Chapters
This book covers the main fields of MIMO systems with
10 chapters, each chapter covers either base-band signal
processing aspect or application. I will introduce each
chapter with few lines in order to give a global idea to
the reader.
Chapter 1 reviews most known multiple antenna
MIMO techniques for single-user point-to point systems
and multiuser systems, from how multiple antennas help
provide diversity and multiplexing to the detection tech-
niques. The space time – code is also detailed for differ-
ent structures. Finally many performance curves are also
provided to give the reader an idea about the benefits of
MIMO systems.
Chapter 2 deals with the modeling, analysis, and
simulation of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
narrowband fading channels for mobile-to-mobile com-
munications. Using the wave propagation model, the
complex channel gains are derived and their statistical
properties are studied. General analytical solutions are
provided for the three-dimensional (3-D) space-time
cross-correlation function (CCF). The proposed proce-
dure provides an important framework for designers of
future mobile-to-mobile communication systems to ver-
ify new transmission concepts employing MIMO tech-
niques under realistic propagation conditions.
The purpose of chapter 3, is to introduce the capacity
of multiple antenna systems in Rayleigh fading channels.
The information theory is applied to characterize the
capacity of multi-antenna systems. Different structures of
multi-antenna systems are studied such as systems em-
ploying multiple antennas at reception, systems employ-
ing multiple antennas at transmission and systems em-
ploying multiple antennas at both transmitter and re-
ceiver sides. Two classic MIMO systems will be exam-
ined: spatial mu ltiplexing systems and sp ace-time coding
systems. The capacity of these MIMO systems is inves-
tigated in the case that the MIMO channel is perfectly
known at receivers but known or unknown at transmit-
Chapter 4 has focused on the synchronization frame-
work and algorithms for MIMO systems, especially for
frequency synchronization. Due to the application of
distributed MIMO or separated oscillators at transmit/
receive antennas in MIMO systems, multi-dimensional
frequency offset combined with unknown channel should
be considered with some signal processing approaches.
Maximum likelihood estimation as well as expectation
maximization algorithm provide the current algorithm
development in this area. The receive signal models,
schemes and algorithms along with performances for
synchron ization in MIMO-CDMA , MIMO-UW B, MIMO-
OFDM systems are also introduced.
Chapter 5 presents antenna selection technique in
MIMO systems. Although the performance of a wireless
communication system can be substantially improved by
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implementing multiple antennas, such a system incurs
high hardware complexity. Since antennas are generally
cheaper than electronic devices, antenna selection is a
promising approach to reduce hardware complexity
while maintaining benefits of MIMO systems. In this
chapter, the application of antenna selection in MIMO
systems over fading channels is studied. The perform-
ance analysis of such MIMO system is provided with
simulation results.
Chapter 6 describes the MIMO-OFDM channel esti-
mation in multi-user systems. A generic MIMO-OFDM
channel estimator is developed for which the number of
channel estimation parameters is less dependent on the
maximum delay spread of the multi-path channel. It is
shown that the vectorization of the fading channel model
presents a preferable solution, where the CSI in the
MIMO-OFDM system can be represented in a reduced
parameter sense using an arbitrary basis.
In chapter 7, a successive interference cancellation
(SIC) based signal detector is introduced. The SIC detec-
tor is very effective in signal recovery with a complexity
close to the MMSE for varying channels. In addition, this
approach can be applied to space-frequency block codes,
time-reversal space-time block codes, and V-BLAST.
Chapter 8 presents a new concept for exploiting po-
larization diversity in MIMO systems. This subject is
recently introduced where theoretical results are so
promising to boost channel capacity. In this chapter, we
briefly present spatial multiplexing MIMO communica-
tion systems. Two MIMO channels modeling are pre-
sented for multi-elements dual-polarized MIMO systems.
These models are based on Kronecker and geome-
try-based stochastic channel models. After modeling the
MIMO channel propagation, we then proceed to the
study of the channel capacity in both cases where the
MIMO channel is perfectly known and unknown at
Finally, we proposed a method to determine approxi-
mately which system (uni-polarized or dual-polarized
systems) corresponds better to a propagation environ-
ment. The Cooperative Systems for Sensor Networks is
introduced in chapter 9; this is one of the direct applica-
tions of MIMO systems in the near future.
Cooperative MIMO (C-MIMO) scheme can deploy
the energy-efficiency of MIMO technique which plays
an important role in long range transmission where
transmit energy is dominant in the total consumption. In
various applications, such as area surveillance for mili-
tary operations, monitoring of agriculture related farm
duties or intelligent transportation systems, middle and
long range transmissions are indeed often required be-
cause of the large covered area of the wireless sensor
networks. An illustrative example of this cooperative
principle to MIMO systems with 3 to 8 antennas is pre-
sented, in which, an energy-efficient antenna subset se-
lection is performed followed by an iterative rate selec-
tion algorithm that selects the transmission rate for uni-
form cluster energy consumption.
In the same context, chapter 10 discusses the impact of
using MIMO physical channel on the MAC and network
layers. MIMO Aware Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET)
presents a radical way to improve the performance of
wireless communications. Such systems can be utilized in
wireless ad hoc networks for improved network through-
put. The MIMO-aware MAC layer has also capabilities to
track the directional position of neighboring mobile net-
work elements of MANET and coordinating the neigh-
bors for concurrent transmission and reception to reduce
Kosai Raoof
Grenoble, France
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