A Distributed Multi-User MIMO MAC Protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks

  title={A Distributed Multi-User MIMO MAC Protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks},
  author={Lin X. Cai and Hangguan Shan and Weihua Zhuang and Xuemin Shen and Jon W. Mark and Zongxin Wang},
  journal={IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 - 2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference},
Multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems have been emerging and attracting considerable attention recently for its potential to substantially improve system capacity via space division multiple access. In this paper, we propose a distributed multi-user (MU) medium access control (MAC) protocol for wireless local area networks (WLANs) with MIMO capability, using a leakage-based preceding scheme. By exploiting the multi-user degree of freedom in a MIMO system to allow the access… CONTINUE READING
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