Substream selection in wireless MIMO systems for complexity reduction

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Conference Proceeding


Although MIMO channels offer the potential to dramatically improve the channel capacity, the incurred implementation complexity and massive computation requirements have made MIMO difficult to be integrated in today's wireless systems. In this paper, we attempt to introduce a dominant block diagonal permutation technique to reduce the dimensionality of the overall MIMO receiver. As such, we may trade small performance degradation for significantly reduced computation complexity, which may finally lead to a low power real time MIMO receiver design. In particular, a large channel transfer function matrix is decomposed into many weakly coupled submatrices by a proper permutation. Finding such a decomposition is formulated as an NP-hard combinatorial problem, and a special generic algorithm based procedure has been developed.


Antenna arrays; Channel capacity; Communication complexity; Genetic algorithms; Mobile communication; transfer function matrices


Computer Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering


From: Information Technology: Coding and Computing, 2005. ITCC 2005. International Conference on 4-6 April 2005.


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