Networking

Precoder Design for Weighted Sum Delay Minimization in MIMO Physical Layer Multicasting

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Executive Summary

This paper considers the design of linear transmit precoding schemes to minimize the weighted sum delay metric over a K-user multi-antenna multicast channel. Limited by the rank and power constraints, the precoding matrices are designed under two interesting scenarios. The first scenario assumes the availability of pilots that can be precoded, using which the transmitter can convey any choice of transmit precoders to the users. Consequently, the sought transmit precoders can be any complex-valued matrices subject to given rank (dimensionality) and power (norm) constraints. A provably convergent cyclic alternating ascent based algorithm is proposed for a relaxed version of the problem, and is shown to attain at least a stationary point.

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