Towards a non-error floor multi-stream beamforming design for FBMC/OQAM

Marius Caus, Ana I. Perez-Neira, Yao Cheng, Martin Haardt
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)  
This paper investigates the application of filter bank multicarrier modulation based on the OQAM (FBMC/OQAM) to multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems. Existing solutions guarantee satisfactory performance when the streams multiplexed on each subcarrier (S) and the number of transmit (NT ) and receive (NR) antennas are related as S = min (NT , NR). When S < min (NT , NR), the techniques presented in previous works either exhibit an error floor or perform much worse than orthogonal
more » ... cy division multiplexing (OFDM). To make progress towards the combination of FBMC/OQAM with MIMO we propose a two-step approach and a coordinated beamforming algorithm to design the transmit and the receive processing. Numerical results show that the two-step method provides similar bit error rate (BER) as OFDM when S + 1 = NT = NR. Resorting to the coordinated beamforming solution, which is based on an iterative method, the application of FBMC/OQAM is extended to the general case S < min (NT , NR). Hence, the techniques presented in this paper demonstrate that FBMC/OQAM can achieve practically the same BER as OFDM with an increased spectral efficiency and a significantly decreased out-of-band radiation, which is an important advantage for non-contiguous spectrum allocations. • Simulation-based results show that the two-step approach remains competitive with OFDM and outperforms [4], [5] when S + 1 = N R = N T . Further, in those scenarios where the model adopted in [4] is valid and S + 1 = N R = N T , the performance provided by [6]
doi:10.1109/icc.2015.7249076 dblp:conf/icc/CausPCH15 fatcat:2wrorhz4lraalboipoweqfz4gi