Multiuser Beam Index Modulation Wireless Transmission with Analogue Beamforming Networks

Xu He, Yuan Ding, Xingwang Li

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)


Background: The multiuser scenarios using the recently proposed wireless communication scheme, namely Beam Index Modulation (BIM), are investigated in this paper.

Methods: Both transmitter node and multiple receiver nodes are equipped with analogue beamforming networks, transforming physical wireless propagation channels to virtue channels in beam domain.

Results: Under the non-line-of-sight (nLoS) multi-scattered channel conditions, which are likely the cases for some future wireless communication systems operating at higher frequency bands.

Conclusion: It has been proved, both through simulations and experiment, at 10 GHz in an indoor environment, that the proposed BIM is able to enhance the system performance at high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) scenarios, with regard to the sum spectral efficiency, with only a single Radio Frequency (RF) chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-330
Number of pages9
JournalRecent Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020


  • Analogue beamforming
  • Beam index modulation
  • Index modulation
  • Multiuser
  • Spatial modulation
  • Wireless communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Multiuser Beam Index Modulation Wireless Transmission with Analogue Beamforming Networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this