An efficient user scheduling scheme for downlink Multiuser MIMO-OFDM systems with Block Diagonalization
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA) (2013)

The combination of multiuser multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) technology with orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is an attractive solution for next generation of wireless local area networks (WLANs), currently standardized within IEEE 802.11ac, and the fourth-generation (4G) mobile cellular wireless systems to achieve a very high system throughput while satisfying quality of service (QoS) constraints. In particular, Block Diagonalization (BD) scheme is a low-complexity precoding technique for MU-MIMO downlink channels, which completely pre-cancels the multiuser interference. The major issue of the BD scheme is that the number of users that can be simultaneously supported is limited by the ratio of the number of base station transmit antennas to the number of user receive antennas. When the number of users is large, a subset of users must be selected, and selection algorithms should be designed to maximize the total system throughput. In this paper, the BD technique is extended to MU-MIMO-OFDM systems and a low complexity user scheduling algorithm is proposed to find the optimal subset of users that should transmit simultaneously, in light of the instantaneous channel state information (CSI), such that the total system sum-rate capacity is maximized. Simulation results show that the proposed scheduling algorithm achieves a good trade-off between sum-rate capacity performance and computational complexity.
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