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Robust and distributed beamforming

Zheng, G; Wong, KK; Paulraj, A; Ottersten, B; (2009) Robust and distributed beamforming. Presented at: UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper studies the use of amplify-and-forward (AF) relays for robust beamforming, with the aid of imperfect channel state information (CSI) at the sender. In particular, the maximization of the worst-case signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at the destination terminal is studied under a bounded spherical region for the norm of CSI error vector. We show that under a condition on the estimated CSI quality, the robust-optimal collaborative-relay beamforming (CRBF) can be obtained by S-Procedure and rank relaxation techniques. In addition, a distributed algorithm is proposed by examining the structure of the optimal CRBF.

Type: Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title: Robust and distributed beamforming
ISBN-13: 9781424448562
DOI: 10.1109/WCSP.2009.5371697
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCSP.2009.5371697
Additional information: Conference took place between 13-15 November in Nanjing, China
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/55871
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