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Title: High Dynamic Range mmWave Massive MU-MIMO with Householder Reflections
All-digital massive multiuser (MU) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) at millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies is a promising technology for next-generation wireless systems. Low-resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) can be utilized to reduce the power consumption of all-digital basestation (BS) designs. However, simultaneously transmitting user equipments (UEs) with vastly different BS-side receive powers either drown weak UEs in quantization noise or saturate the ADCs. To address this issue, we propose high dynamic range (HDR) MIMO, a new paradigm that enables simultaneous reception of strong and weak UEs with low-resolution ADCs. HDR MIMO combines an adaptive analog spatial transform with digital equalization: The spatial transform focuses strong UEs on a subset of ADCs in order to mitigate quantization and saturation artifacts; digital equalization is then used for data detection. We demonstrate the efficacy of HDR MIMO in a massive MU-MIMO mmWave scenario that uses Householder reflections as spatial transform.  more » « less
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Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
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Pacific Grove, CA
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National Science Foundation
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