MIMO Wireless Networks

2nd Edition

Channels, Techniques and Standards for Multi-Antenna, Multi-User and Multi-Cell Systems

Authors: Bruno Clerckx Claude Oestges
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123850553
eBook ISBN: 9780123850560
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd January 2013
Page Count: 776
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This book is unique in presenting channels, techniques and standards for the next generation of MIMO wireless networks. Through a unified framework, it emphasizes how propagation mechanisms impact the system performance under realistic power constraints. Combining a solid mathematical analysis with a physical and intuitive approach to space-time signal processing, the book progressively derives innovative designs for space-time coding and precoding as well as multi-user and multi-cell techniques, taking into consideration that MIMO channels are often far from ideal.

Reflecting developments since the first edition was published, this book has been thoroughly revised, and now includes new sections and five new chapters, respectively dealing with receiver design, multi-user MIMO, multi-cell MIMO, MIMO implementation in standards, and MIMO system-level evaluation.

Key Features

  • Extended introduction to multi-dimensional propagation, including polarization aspects
  • Detailed and comparative description of physical models and analytical representations of single- and multi-link MIMO channels, covering the latest standardized models
  • Thorough overview of space-time coding techniques, covering both classical and more recent schemes under information theory and error probability perspectives
  • Intuitive illustration of how real-world propagation affects the capacity and the error performance of MIMO transmission schemes
  • Detailed information theoretic analysis of multiple access, broadcast and interference channels
  • In-depth presentation of multi-user diversity, resource allocation and (non-)linear MU-MIMO precoding techniques with perfect and imperfect channel knowledge
  • Extensive coverage of cooperative multi-cell MIMO-OFDMA networks, including network resource allocation optimization, coordinated scheduling, beamforming and power control, interference alignment, joint processing, massive and network MIMO
  • Applications of MIMO and Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) in LTE, LTE-A and WiMAX
  • Theoretical derivations and results contrasted with practical system level evaluations highlighting the performance of single- and multi-cell MIMO techniques in realistic deployments


Wireless communications R&D engineers and graduate students

Table of Contents


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List of Abbreviations

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About The Author

Chapter 1. Introduction to Multi-Antenna Communications

1.1 Brief history of array processing

1.2 Space-time wireless channels for multi-antenna systems

1.3 Exploiting multiple antennas in wireless systems

1.4 Single-input multiple-output systems

1.5 Multiple-input single-output systems

1.6 Multiple-input multiple-output systems

1.7 Multi-link MIMO networks: from multi-user to multi-cell MIMO

1.8 MIMO techniques in commercial wireless systems


Chapter 2. From Multi-Dimensional Propagation to Multi-Link MIMO Channels

2.1 Double-Directional Channel Modeling

2.2 The Mimo Channel Matrix

2.3 Statistical Properties Of The Mimo Channel Matrix

2.4 Multi-Link Mimo Propagation

2.5 Impact Of Antenna Arrays On Mimo Channels

2.6 Towards Mimo Channel Modeling


Chapter 3. Analytical MIMO Channel Representations for System Design

3.1 Propagation-Motivated MIMO Metrics

3.2 Analytical Single-Link Representations of Narrowband Correlated MIMO Channels

3.3 Dual-Polarized Channels

3.4 Separable Representations of Gaussian MIMO Channels

3.5 Frequency Selective MIMO Channels

3.6 Analytical Multi-Link Representations of MIMO Channels


Chapter 4. Physical MIMO Channel Models For Performance Simulation

4.1 Electromagnetic Models

4.2 Geometry-Based Stochastic Models

4.3 Empirical Channel Models

4.4 Standardized Mimo Channel Models


Chapter 5. Capacity of Single-Link MIMO Channels

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Capacity of Deterministic MIMO Channels

5.3 Ergodic Capacity of Fast Fading Channels

5.4 I.I.D. Rayleigh Fast F


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About the Author

Bruno Clerckx

Bruno Clerckx is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Imperial College London. He held research or visiting positions at Université catholique de Louvain, Stanford University, EURECOM and Samsung Electronics. His research interests cover wireless communications. He is the author of books, numerous scientific papers, standard contributions (3GPPLTE/LTE-A and IEEE802.16m) and patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Imperial College, London, UK

Claude Oestges

Claude Oestges is Associate Professor with the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (Université catholique de Louvain). His research interests cover wireless and satellite communications, with a specific focus on channel characterization and modeling. He is the author or co-author of two books and more than 170 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium