The prospect of base station cooperation has led to increased interest in macrodiversity systems, where both sources and receive antennas are geographically distributed. In this scenario, little is known about channel capacity since the channel matrices have a very general form where each path may have a different power. Hence, in this paper we consider the ergodic sum capacity of a macrodiversity MIMO system with arbitrary numbers of sources and antennas operating over Rayleigh fading channels. For this system, we compute a compact approximation to ergodic sum capacity, which is shown to be very accurate over a wide range of cases. Finally, we develop a highly simplified upper-bound which leads to insights into the relationship between capacity and the channel powers.
|Title of host publication||2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2012|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Oct 2012|
|Event||2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Jul 2012 → 6 Jul 2012
|Conference||2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2012|
|Period||1/07/12 → 6/07/12|