Information densities for block-fading MIMO channels

G. Alfano, C.-F. Chiasserini, A. Nordio, S. Zhou
2013 2013 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC)  
This paper provides a characterization of the output and of the transition probability density function (pdf ) of a MIMO block-fading channel, paving the way to its information-theoretic analysis. The information density, whose average in ergodic conditions gives the mutual information conveyed over the channel, is needed to characterize the channels with arbitrary behavior, as one in this case can neither resort to ergodicity nor to consequences of any law of large numbers. The information
more » ... The information density expression is then provided under several assumptions on the channel model and also in the presence of multiple-antenna equipped interferers.
doi:10.1109/apwc.2013.6624940 fatcat:yg3ebok3cvgs7knzvue3ecj3gu