We consider multicell multiuser MIMO systems with a very large number of antennas at the base station. We assume that the channel is estimated by using uplink training sequences, and we consider a physical channel model where the angular domain is separated into a finite number of directions. We analyze the so-called pilot contamination effect discovered in previous work, and show that this effect persists under the finite-dimensional channel model that we consider. We further derive closed-form bounds on the achievable rate of uplink data transmission with maximum-ratio combining, for a finite and an infinite number of base station antennas.
|Title of host publication||IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speed and Signal Processing (ICASSP)|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Jul 2011|