Review of Wireless Communications and MIMO Techniques

  • Y.-W. Peter Hong
  • Wan-Jen Huang
  • C.-C. Jay Kuo


To facilitate the understanding of the cooperative strategies introduced throughout this book, we provide in this chapter a brief review of wireless communications and MIMO techniques. First, we introduce some basic characteristics of the wireless environment, including path loss, shadowing, and multipath fading, and describe popular diversity techniques that are often used to combat these channel effects. Then, we review the fundamental limits of Gaussian AWGN channels, fading channels, and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels. Finally, we conclude with a discussion on the diversity-and-multiplexing tradeoff (DMT) for MIMO systems. More detailed discussions on these topics can be found in [11] and [37].


Fading Channel Outage Probability MIMO Channel Antenna Selection Ergodic Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y.-W. Peter Hong
    • 1
  • Wan-Jen Huang
    • 2
  • C.-C. Jay Kuo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan R.O.C.
  2. 2.Institute of Comm. Engin.National Sun Yat-Sen UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan R.O.C.
  3. 3.Viterbi School of EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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