MIMO Networks: The Effects of Interference

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Executive Summary

Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems are being considered as one of the key enabling technologies for future wireless networks. However, the decrease in capacity due to the presence of interferers in MIMO networks is not well understood. In this paper, the authors develop an analytical framework to characterize the capacity of MIMO communication systems in the presence of multiple MIMO co-channel interferers and noise. They consider the situation in which transmitters have no channel state information, and all links undergo Rayleigh fading. They first generalize the determinant representation of hypergeometric functions with matrix arguments to the case when the argument matrices have eigenvalues of arbitrary multiplicity.

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