Performance of Regression-Based Precoding for Multi-User Massive MIMO-OFDM Systems

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing


We study the performance of a single-cell massive multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) system that uses linear precoding to serve multiple users on the same time-frequency resource. To minimize overhead, the channel estimates at the base station are obtained via comb-type pilot tones during the training phase of a time-division duplexing system. Polynomial regression is used to interpolate the channel estimates within each coherence block. We show how such regressors can be designed in an offline fashion without the need to obtain channel statistics at the base station, and we assess the downlink performance over a wide range of system parameters.

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