On the Performance of Multigroup Multicast Cell-Free Massive MIMO

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Abstract

We investigate the performance of a multi group multicast cell-free massive multiple-input multiple-output system where many access points (APs) multicast signals to many groups of users. A distributed conjugate beam forming with short-term power constraint (STPC) policy is proposed to use at the APs. In addition, we propose a new transmission scheme in which the APs beam form pilots so that each user can estimate the effective channel gains for signal detection. The analytical expressions for the per-user net through puts are derived. The results show that when the number of groups is small, STPC outperforms long-term power constraint used in the literature. Furthermore, at a smjavascript:void(0);all number of user groups, the transmission with down link pilots improves the system performance noticeably.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2642-2645
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Volume21
Issue number12
Early online date29 Aug 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08 Dec 2017

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