Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2011, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (1): 170-174.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1004-4132.2011.01.023

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Codebook selected beamforming algorithm for multiuser MIMO systems

Wengang Li1,*, Kechu Yi1, Daixian Zhu1,2, and Yongjun Sun1   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Integrated Service Networks, Xidian University, Xi’an 710071, P. R. China;
    2. Communication and Information Engineering College, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an 710054, P. R. China
  • Online:2011-02-24 Published:2010-01-03


For reducing the inter-user interference in multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) wireless communication systems, e.g., MIMO-orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) systems, it is often desirable to the complex preprocessing at the transmitter. This paper proposes a multi-user beamforming algorithm with sub-codebook selection. Based on the minimal leakage criterion, the codebook selection, limited feed-forward and minimum mean square error (MMSE) detection are combined in the proposed algorithm. This avoids the complex channel matrix decomposition and inversion. Consequently, the computational complexity at the transmitter is significantly reduced. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm performs better than existing beamforming algorithms.