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Iterative Leakage-Based Precoding for Multiuser-MIMO Systems
This thesis investigates the application of an iterative leakage-based precoding algorithm to practical multiuser-MIMO systems. We consider the effect of practical impairments including imperfect channel state information, transmit antenna correlation, and time-varying channels. Solutions are derived which improve performance of the algorithm with imperfect channel state information at the transmitter by leveraging knowledge of the second-order statistics of the error. From this work we draw a number of conclusions on how imperfect channel state information may impact the system design including the importance of interference suppression at the receiver and the selection of the number of co-scheduled users. We also demonstrate an efficient approach to improve the convergence of the algorithm when using interference-rejection-combining receivers. Finally, we conduct simulations of an LTE-A system employing the improved algorithm to show its utility for modern communication systems.