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Introduction to Wireless Digital Communication: A Signal Processing Perspective, First Edition by Robert W. Heath Jr.

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Chapter 6. MIMO Communication

Thus far the book has focused on wireless communication systems that use a single antenna for transmission or reception. Many wireless systems, however, make use of multiple antennas. These antennas may be used to obtain diversity against fading in the channel, to support higher data rates, or to provide resilience to interference. This chapter considers communication in systems with multiple transmit and/or receive antennas. Broadly this is known as multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication. The chapter provides background on different techniques for using multiple transmit and receive antennas, including beamforming, spatial multiplexing, and space-time coding. It also explains how algorithms developed ...

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