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Transceiver optimisation for MIMO high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) system

In recent years, the growth of smart phone industry drives its users to demand better quality multimedia services while achieving faster internet speeds. With a higher number of subscribers and more data hungry applications, there is a need to improve the current 3G HSDPA data rate until the 4G network is fully implemented globally. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to improve the downlink data rate of the HSDPA system throughput through both transmitter and receiver optimisations while balancing the complexities of the optimisation algorithms. Initially, improving system throughput through power allocation strategies is investigated in this thesis. Current schemes proposed in the literature that use Equal SINR Equal Rate (ESER) allocation can improve the system throughput for single rate allocation but require a rather high complexity. In this thesis, a System Value (SV) criterion is proposed to decrease the traditional ESER allocation method while achieving similar system throughput performance. To further increase the system throughput, a Successive Interference Cancellation (SIC) receiver is proposed which not only improves the data rate but also has a reduced complexity. The proposed SIC receiver can be used in conjunction with both ESER allocation schemes as well as equal energy allocation schemes. Another transmitter optimisation strategy is to improve the signature sequences. A signature sequence design that minimises correlations between the sequences while reducing the Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI) and noise is proposed. To reduce the amount of channel state information required, a signature sequence selection method which removes the signature sequences that are heavily affected by interference is also proposed. The proposed optimisation strategies have been verified through MATLAB simulations. Moreover, practical measurements using the National Instruments (NI)-PXIe testbed have been carried out for the proposed SIC algorithm which further confirm its effectiveness in a real world environment.
Date January 2014
CreatorsMa, Irina Chi Wai
ContributorsManikas, Athanassios
PublisherImperial College London
Source SetsEthos UK
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation

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