Adaptive feedback rate control in MIMO broadcast systems

Randa Zakhour, David Gesbert
2008 2008 IEEE Information Theory Workshop  
We consider a MIMO broadcast channel where the channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT), to be used for user scheduling and beamforming, is gained through a limited-rate feedback channel. In view of optimizing the overall spectral efficiency of the system, we propose an adaptive scheme in which the feedback rate is no longer constant but rather optimized as a function of the time-dependent channel quality seen at the user side. One key idea is that, under an average feedback rate
more » ... e feedback rate constraint, a user ought to provide more feedback at moments when it is more likely to be scheduled. We provide the theoretical grounds for our approach then derive quasi-optimal feedback resource allocation schemes, the performance of which is illustrated through Monte Carlo simulations.
doi:10.1109/itw.2008.4578703 dblp:conf/itw/ZakhourG08 fatcat:yilz3b3525hixfah3r3emwlbji