A Rapid Antenna Selection for MIMO-Diversity Systems
Source: Chinese Academy of Sciences
The technology of antenna selection for MIMO diversity systems can keep most of the diversity gain, yet needs no more RF chains. This paper develops a rapid antenna selection method for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) diversity systems which use Maximum Ratio Transmit (MRT) at the transmitter and Maximum Ratio Combine (MRC) at the receiver. In this method, at each step, a new antenna is added to the selected antenna subset to make sure that they can provide the largest SNR gain. Comparing to the optimum antenna selection, this method reduces the number of antenna subsets to be searched and the computation for each step, and thus, reduces the complexity.