Interference leakage minimization for convolutive MIMO interference channels


O. Gonzalez, C. Lameiro, J. Via, I. Santamaria, and Robert W. Heath, Jr.


Proc. of ICASSP, pp. 2829-2932, March 25-30, 2012.


An alternating optimization algorithm was recently proposed for the K-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) interference channel. For flat-fading channels and feasible problems, this algorithm successfully aligns the interfering signals exploiting the spatial dimensions. In this paper, we consider the case in which all pairwise MIMO channels are frequency-selective (convolutive), and the users transmit broadband signals using a single-carrier scheme. Unlike the flat-fading case, for frequency-selective channels it is necessary to add a spectral mask in the frequency response of the precoders and decoders to avoid trivial solutions. We show in the paper that each step of the alternating minimization algorithm can be reformulated as a convex optimization problem in which the autocorrelation function of the precoders or decoders is obtained. Upon convergence, a final spectral factorization stage must be applied to obtain the precoders and decoders from their autocorrelation functions. Simulation results are provided to illustrate the performance of the proposed algorithm.