Joint antenna subset selection for spatial multiplexing systems based on statistical and instantaneous selection criteria

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While the joint transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) AnSS with exhaustive search is the best solution for error rate minimization, its complexity makes it difficult for implementation on practical systems. To overcome this disadvantage, we propose a two-stage AnSS algorithm for the spatial multiplexing (SM) in the multiple input multiple output (MIMO) system, which employs both the statistical (i.e., average Euclidean distance, AED) and instantaneous selection criteria (i.e., modified instantaneous Euclidean distance, M-IED). The proposed algorithm reduces the computational complexity by decoupling the joint Tx/Rx selection into two separate selections of the numbers of Tx/Rx antennas and antenna subset, respectively. We show that the proposed AED criterion can be implemented through a simple look up table (LUT), thereby significantly reducing the computational complexity. Simulation results and computational complexity comparisons, prove that the proposed two-stage AnSS algorithm for the SM scheme reduces the hardware and computational complexity without any loss of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the diversity order, compared to the exhaustive search method. © 2012 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

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AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications