Performance analysis of a cooperative communication system using massive mimo

Sidi Ethmane Amar, Tansal Gucluoglu
2017 Pressacademia  
Massive MIMO will be an enabling technology for the deployment of the 5th generation of wireless systems. In the past three years, this technology has been put under the spotlight. Although there is a lot of research work on this topic, a number of challenges still need to be surpassed before reducing Massive MIMO to practice. In this paper, I studied and explored a cooperative communication scenario using massive MIMO at the base station. Based on the work previously done by the project WINNER
more » ... and the Vienna LTE Simulator, we generated a propagation channel model and simulated the throughput of the system model using different types of schedulers and transmission modes. 9 PressAcademia Procedia cell edge users and it significantly improves the spectral efficiency of the system, whereas the cell average throughput is degraded owing to the power imbalance of the cell center users. These results go in accordance with the main reason for which the DL/UL Coordinated Multi-Point transmission/reception (CoMP) technique was introduced; which is to improve the system capacity and cell edge user throughput.
doi:10.17261/pressacademia.2017.563 fatcat:et5xtiqaxrbpda7c6sz676kjri