Advanced Limited Feedback Designs for FD-MIMO Using Uniform Planar Arrays


Junil Choi, Keonkook Lee, David J. Love, Taeyoung Kim, and Robert W. Heath, Jr.


To appear in Proc. of the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference , San Diego, CA, Dec. 6-10, 2015.


Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) with uniform planar arrays (UPAs), which is often referred to as full-dimension (FD) MIMO, is being strongly considered for future wireless communication standards. FD-MIMO can control transmit and receive beams in both the horizontal and vertical domains and fully exploit the large number of antennas of massive MIMO. It is widely accepted that Kronecker-product codebooks using a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) structure are suitable to quantize the downlink channel at the user for FDMIMO systems relying on frequency division duplexing (FDD). In this paper, we numerically study the characteristics of FDMIMO channels using a three-dimensional (3D) channel model that captures realistic channel properties. Based on the study, we identify a limitation of conventional Kronecker-product codebooks and propose advanced channel quantization techniques that can further improve channel quantization quality.