Alamouti Transmit Diversity for Energy Efficient Femtocells

Muirhead, D. and Imran, M. (2011) Alamouti Transmit Diversity for Energy Efficient Femtocells. In: 2011 IEEE 73rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Budapest, Hungary, 15-18 May 2011, ISBN 9781424483310 (doi:10.1109/VETECS.2011.5956320)

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With the ever increasing demand for wireless broadband, design of energy efficient systems is paramount. Femtocells, small self installable wireless base stations, are currently being deployed as a solution to the coverage problems faced by mobile operators, particularly in indoor environments. This paper outlines the framework for evaluating the performance of multiple antenna transmit diversity techniques, based on the Alamouti scheme, relevant to minimizing femtocell transmission power. Simulation results for experiments run on appropriate femtocell channel models are provided. The presented material is given in the context of current third generation systems based on the W-CDMA air interface, however the techniques presented can be extended to future OFDM based systems. Appropriate green solutions need to consider issues of implementation complexity and embodiment which are also discussed.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Muirhead, D., and Imran, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Published Online:18 July 2011

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