Zero forcing detection for short packet transmission under channel estimation errors

Nikolaos I. Miridakis, Theodoros Tsiftsis, Hui Ming Wang

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A multiuser multiple-input multiple-output wireless communication system is analytically studied under the short-packet transmission regime. The practical scenario of channel estimation errors is adopted when the signals undergo Rayleigh channel fading conditions. Unlike most previous works, the channel estimation error term is treated as a signal rather than interference or noise, which may further enhance the overall system performance. The spatial multiplexing mode of transmit operation is considered, while the zero-forcing detection is applied at the receiver. New and exact closed-form expressions for the outage probability and total system goodput are derived. Capitalizing on the analytical results, some new engineering insights are also presented, such as the impact of channel estimation errors with respect to the number of antennas, transmit power, and/or coding rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8701656
Pages (from-to)7164-7168
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2019


  • Channel estimation
  • low latency
  • multiple-antenna transmission
  • ultra-reliable communication
  • zero-forcing detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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