Index Encoding and Antenna Selection in Multiuser Precoder Index Modulation MIMO Communication
Index modulation (IM) offers energy efficient solutions to communication systems by altering the on/off status of entities of the system. This work presents a multiuser (MU) IM-based system operating in a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel, named Multiuser Precoder Index Modulation (MU-PIM-MIMO), in which the choice of the IM-precoder matrices, responsible for assigning zero or nonzero values to the information vector, is a source of information. System model is specified for Zero-Forcing and Block Diagonalization channel precoders, as well as additional mechanisms, such as user notification and channel estimation. Numerical results show that MU-PIM-MIMO systems can offer attractive tradeoff between detection performance and spectral efficiency. Metrics for selection of the most favorable information bearing positions (IBP) patterns of the information vector, based on the maximization of the signal-to-noise ratio and on the maximization of the achievable rate, are developed in order to offer further improvements in system performance. Additionally, a scenario where the number of transmit antenna elements exceeds the number of radiofrequency chains at the base station is considered, and optimal and computational efficient ways to select the IBP patterns and the active transmit antennas are proposed. Simulation results evidence the effectiveness of the strategies.
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