Towards a non-error floor multi-stream beamforming design for FBMC/OQAM
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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This paper investigates the application of filter bank multicarrier modulation based on the OQAM (FBMC/OQAM) to multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems. Existing solutions guarantee satisfactory performance when the streams multiplexed on each subcarrier (S) and the number of transmit (NT) and receive (NR) antennas are related as S = min (NT, NR). When S <; min (NT, NR), the techniques presented in previous works either exhibit an error floor or perform much worse than orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). To make progress towards the combination of FBMC/OQAM with MIMO we propose a two-step approach and a coordinated beamforming algorithm to design the transmit and the receive processing. Numerical results show that the two-step method provides similar bit error rate (BER) as OFDM when S + 1 = NT = NR. Resorting to the coordinated beamforming solution, which is based on an iterative method, the application of FBMC/OQAM is extended to the general case S <; min (NT, NR). Hence, the techniques presented in this paper demonstrate that FBMC/OQAM can achieve practically the same BER as OFDM with an increased spectral efficiency and a significantly decreased out-of-band radiation, which is an important advantage for non-contiguous spectrum allocations.
CitationCaus, M., Perez, A., Cheng, Y., Haardt, M. Towards a non-error floor multi-stream beamforming design for FBMC/OQAM. A: IEEE International Conference on Communications. "2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) took place 8-12 June 2015 in London, United Kingdom". Londres: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015, p. 4763-4768.