Capacity analysis of finite scatterer MIMO wireless channels

Shangbin Wu, Cheng Xiang Wang, Bo Ai, Yejun He

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This paper analyzes the capacity of the finite scatterer (FS) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel model with finite angular resolution. The rank of the channel is bounded by not only the number of antennas but also the finite angular resolution of antenna arrays. The probability mass function (PMF) of rank is studied and derived based on the Stirling number of the second kind. As a result, the closed-form expression of the capacity of a FS MIMO channel model is obtained. Furthermore, asymptotic analyses such as the large-scale system analysis, infinite scatterer analysis, and the multiplexing gain analysis are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479920037
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications 2014 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 10 Jun 201414 Jun 2014


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications 2014
Abbreviated titleICC 2014
CitySydney, NSW


  • asymptotic analysis
  • Finite scatterer model
  • Stirling number of the second kind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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