Uplink Throughput Performance of Single-Carrier MIMO Spatial Multiplexing in Distributed Antenna Network

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Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) spatial multiplexing achieves very high spectrum efficient signal transmissions in a Cellular Network (CN). However, this is only possible when the received Signal-to-Interference plus Noise power Ratio (SINR) is high enough. In a conventional CN, multiple antennas are co-located at each Based Station (BS) and hence, the throughput of a Mobile Terminal (MT) close to the cell edge significantly degrades due to reduced received SINR. Distributed Antenna Network (DAN), in which many antennas are spatially distributed over the cell, can solve this problem.