Channel Estimation and Power Scaling Law of Large Reflecting Surface with Non-Ideal Hardware [article]

Yiming Liu, Erwu Liu, Rui Wang, Yuanzhe Geng
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Large reflecting surface (LRS) has emerged as a new solution to improve the energy and spectrum efficiency of wireless communication system. Most existing studies were conducted with an assumption of ideal hardware, and the impact of hardware impairments receives little attention. However, the non-negligible hardware impairments should be taken into consideration when we evaluate the system performance. In this paper, we consider an LRS assisted communication system with hardware impairments,
more » ... d focus on the channel estimation study and the power scaling law analysis. First, with linear minimum mean square error estimation, we theoretically characterize the relationship between channel estimation performance and impairment level, number of reflecting elements, and pilot power. After that, we analyze the power scaling law and reveal that if the base station (BS) has perfect channel state information, the transmit power of user can be made inversely proportional to the number of BS antennas and the square of the number of reflecting elements with no reduction in performance; If the BS has imperfectly estimated channel state information, to achieve the same performance, the transmit power of user can be made inversely proportional to the square-root of the number of BS antennas and the square of the number of reflecting elements.
arXiv:2004.09761v1 fatcat:pv5vwuxpgrgj7gcz7u5ip4qpni