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Efficient MU-MIMO Beamforming Protocol for IEEE 802.11ay WLANs

Published

Author(s)

Munsuk Kim, Tanguy Ropitault, SuKyoung Lee, Nada T. Golmie

Abstract

IEEE 802.11ay supports multi-user multiple-input-multiple-output (MU-MIMO). However, the MU- MIMO BFT (Beamforming Training) is a time-consuming process to find appropriate directional antenna patterns, and inefficient BFT results in a long training time. Thus, in this letter, we propose an algorithm that configures the transmit antenna with the aim to reduce the number of redundant transmissions during MU-MIMO BFT. Both analytic and simulation results show that the proposed algorithm can significantly reduce the training time.
Citation
IEEE Communications Letters
Volume
23
Issue
1

Keywords

MU-MIMO, Beamforming training, 802.11ay

Citation

Kim, M. , Ropitault, T. , Lee, S. and Golmie, N. (2019), Efficient MU-MIMO Beamforming Protocol for IEEE 802.11ay WLANs, IEEE Communications Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2018.2879476 (Accessed August 9, 2022)
Created January 1, 2019, Updated February 14, 2019