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channel inversion
multiple input multiple output
rake receiver
generalized singular value decomposition
physical layer multicasting
space division duplexing
wireless communications
signal processing
multipath resolution
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University of Alberta
Author or creator
Senaratne, Damith N.
Supervisor and department
Tellambura, Chintha (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Han, Bin (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
Ardakani, Masoud (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Karumudi, Rambabu (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Krzymien, Witold (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Cockburn, Bruce (Chair) (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Gulliver, Aaron (Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Doctor of Philosophy
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Multiple-inputmultiple-output (MIMO) systems, characterized by multiple antenna transceivers, add a ‘space’ dimension to signal processing for wireless communication. Conventionally, the degrees of freedom (DoFs), i.e., the number of independent data streams that can be transmitted or received, available in the space dimension are utilized to improve the quality-of-service and the data rates. In other words, the spatial DoFs are exploited to gain diversity and multiplexing benefits. However, these DoFs may be used for other purposes (including multicasting, duplexing, and multipath resolution), which are conceivable given the emerging trend of accommodating more and more antennas in wireless terminals. Developing new physical layer signal processing techniques to realize such non-conventional benefits and ascertaining their viability through performance analysis are the main goals of this thesis. GSVD beamforming, which generalizes eigenmode transmission and zero forcing beamforming techniques for two-user MIMO downlink channels, and spatial multipath resolution, a unique application of spatial signal processing to mitigate multipath fading, are proposed here for the first time. Moreover, beamforming techniques for physical-layer multicasting and space division duplexing are developed in detail; the exact performance of channel inversion power allocation over eigenmode transmission is characterized. This thesis develops each of those contributions in detail.
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Citation for previous publication
D. Senaratne and C. Tellambura, “Spatial multipath resolution with space time block codes,” IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 249–252, June 2012.D. Senaratne, C. Tellambura, and H. Suraweera, “Performance analysis of MIMO channel inversion in Rayleigh fading,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 1188–1196, Mar. 2012.D. Senaratne and C. Tellambura, “Spatial multipath resolution for MIMO systems,” IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 10–13, Feb. 2012.D. Senaratne and C. Tellambura, “Beamforming for space division duplexing,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kyoto, Japan, June 2011.D. Senaratne and C. Tellambura, “Beamforming for physical layer multicasting,” in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Cancun, Mexico, Mar. 2011.D. Senaratne and C. Tellambura, “Generalized singular value decomposition for coordinated beamforming in MIMO systems,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, FL, Dec. 2010.D. Senaratne, H. Suraweera, and C. Tellambura, “Channel inversion in MIMO systems over Rician fading,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, FL, Dec. 2010.D. Senaratne and C. Tellambura, “Performance analysis of channel inversion over MIMO channels,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Honolulu HI, Dec. 2009.

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