Interference management in MIMO networks
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Several efficient low complexity interference management techniques were developed for improving the performance of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) networks. Sub-optimal techniques involving optimal antenna selection-aided stream control were proposed for joint optimization of co-channel MIMO links in a space division multiple access (SDMA) network. Results indicated that the use of the SDMA scheme along with partial channel state information at the transmitters significantly reduces the signaling overhead with minimal loss in throughput performance. Next, a mean squared error (MSE) based antenna selection framework was presented for developing low complexity algorithms for finite complexity receivers. These selection algorithms were shown to provide reasonable bit-error rate performance while keeping the overall system complexity low. Furthermore, some new algebraic properties of linear orthogonal space-time block codes (OSTBCs) were utilized to develop a single-stage and minimum MSE optimal detector for two co-channel users employing unity rate real and derived rate-1/2 complex OSTBCs. A sub-optimal space-time interference cancellation (IC) technique was also developed for a spatial-multiplexing link subjected to Alamouti interference. The performance of proposed interference management techniques and their implications for future research are discussed.