Argos: practical many-antenna base stations

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Argos: practical many-antenna base stations
Multi-user multiple-input multiple-output theory predicts manyfold capacity gains by leveraging many antennas on wireless base stations to serve multiple clients simultaneously through multi-user beamforming (MUBF). However, realizing a base station with a large number antennas is nontrivial, and has yet to be achieved in the real-world. We present the design, realization, and evaluation of Argos, the first reported base station architecture that is capable of serving many terminals simultaneously through MUBF with a large number of antennas (M 10). Designed for extreme flexibility and scalability, Argos exploits hierarchical and modular design principles, properly partitions baseband processing, and holistically considers realtime requirements of MUBF. Argos employs a novel, completely distributed, beamforming technique, as well as an internal calibration procedure to enable implicit beamforming with channel estimation cost independent of the number of base station antennas. We rep...
Clayton Shepard, Hang Yu, Narendra Anand, Erran Li
Added 27 Sep 2012
Updated 27 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Authors Clayton Shepard, Hang Yu, Narendra Anand, Erran Li, Thomas L. Marzetta, Richard Yang, Lin Zhong
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