Date Added: Mar 2010
Despite its low-complexity, the zero-forcing receiver is known to suffer from noise enhancement to restore the spatially multiplexed data in a single-user MIMO system. Nevertheless, in the multiuser system, the poor-channel avoidance property of the scheduling technique provides a natural way to overcome the drawback of noise enhancement. In this paper, the authors present an analytical framework to evaluate the performance of the zero-forcing receiver operating in the multiuser MIMO system with user scheduling. Using the order statistics technique, they derive closed-form expressions for the sum-rate capacity of the multiuser MIMO system that employs the simple spatial multiplexing at the transmitter and zero-forcing processing at the receiver with a number of scheduling algorithms.