Asymptotic Coverage and Rate in Massive MIMO Networks


Tianyang Bai and Robert W. Heath, Jr.


In Proc. of IEEE GlobalSIP Conf., Dec.2014.


Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) is a transmission technique for cellular systems that uses many antennas to support not-as-many users. In this paper, we analyze its performance in large-scale cellular networks with Poisson distributed base station locations. Our analysis incorporates the spatial correlation of small-scale fading at base station antennas. Numerical results show that, though limited by pilot contamination, massive MIMO is still promising to provide high cell throughput by serving large number of users simultaneously.