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MU-Massive MIMO for UWA Communication

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 27-30 August 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663585
ISBN (Print)9781538663592
DateAccepted/In press - 25 Jun 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 15 Apr 2019
DatePublished (current) - Jun 2019
Event88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

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ISSN (Print)1090-3038


Conference88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018
CountryUnited States


The present paper considers the application of massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) to a multi-user (MU) underwater acoustic (UWA) communication system. In the scope to achieve a high throughput within a limited acoustic bandwidth, we consider filterbank multicarrier (FBMC) modulation for wave-form shaping instead of the widely used orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). We assess the performance of the system in a 1km simulated time-varying underwater acoustic channel (UAC) in terms of bit error rate (BER), packet error rate (PER) and maximum achievable throughput. The transmission scenario consists of four users, each one equipped with multiple transmitting hydrophones. We show that the implementation of massive MIMO at the receiver allows all the users to use the same frequency bandwidth to transmit their information reliably to the receiver. Therefore, a high spectral efficiency and throughput can be achieved, making the transmission of multimedia data such as high quality real-time video a reality.


88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018

Duration27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018
CountryUnited States

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