Coded modulation with mismatched CSIT over MIMO block-fading channels

  • Authors:
  • Tùng T. Kim;Khoa D. Nguyen;Albert Guillén i Fàbregas

  • Affiliations:
  • Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ;Institute for Telecommunications Research, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA, Australia;Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  • Venue:
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  • Year:
  • 2010

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Reliable communication over delay-constrained multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) block-fading channels with discrete inputs and mismatched (imperfect) channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT) is studied. The CSIT mismatch is modeled as Gaussian random variables, whose variances decay as a power of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). A special focus is placed on the large-SNR decay of the error and outage probabilities when power control with long-term power constraints is used. Without explicitly characterizing the corresponding power allocation algorithms, we derive the outage exponent as a function of the system parameters, including the CSIT noise variance exponent and the exponent of the peak power constraint. It is shown that CSIT, even if noisy, is always beneficial and leads to important gains in terms of exponents.