Compressive Sensing for Feedback Reduction in MIMO Broadcast Channels
The authors propose a generalized feedback model and compressive sensing based opportunistic feedback schemes for feedback resource reduction in MIMO Broadcast Channels under the assumption that both uplink and downlink channels undergo block Rayleigh fading. Feedback resources are shared and are opportunistically accessed by users who are strong, i.e. users whose channel quality information is above a certain fixed threshold. Strong users send the same feedback information on all shared channels. They are identified by the base station via compressive sensing. Both analog and digital feedbacks are considered. The proposed analog & digital opportunistic feedback schemes are shown to achieve the same sum-rate throughput as that achieved by dedicated feedback schemes, but with feedback channels growing only logarithmically with number of users.