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Harnessing receive diversity in distributed multi-user MIMO networks
Computer communication review
In existing multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) MAC protocols, a multi-antenna node sends as many concurrent streams as possible once it wins the contention. Though such a scheme allows nodes to utilize the multiplex gain of a MIMO system, it however fails to leverage receive diversity gains provided by multiple receive antennas across nodes. We introduce Multiplex-Diversity Medium Access (MDMA), a MU-MIMO MAC protocol that achieves both the multiplex gain and the receive diversity gain at the same time.doi:10.1145/2534169.2491720 fatcat:be2b3a6ilvfdrdlyapm6evubzq