Sparsity Aware Multiuser Detection for Machine to Machine Communication
With the expected growth of Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communication, new requirements for future communication systems have to be considered. Traffic patterns in M2M communication fundamentally differ from human based communication. Especially packets in M2M are rather small and transmitted sporadically only. Moreover, nodes for M2M communication are often of reduced functionality which makes complex control overhead or resource management infeasible for such devices. Assuming a star-topology with a central aggregation node that processes all node information one possibility to reduce control signaling is to shift the activity detection fully to the central aggregation node.