SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 61, Issue 8: 082302(2018) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-017-9353-8

User scheduling for downlink FD-MIMO systems under Rician fading exploiting statistical CSI

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  • ReceivedNov 14, 2017
  • AcceptedJan 24, 2018
  • PublishedApr 27, 2018


In this paper, we consider the user scheduling algorithm for downlink full-dimension multiple-input multiple-output (FD-MIMO) system under Rician fading channels. We assume that two-dimensional (2D) large-scale antenna array is deployed at base station (BS). An approximation of user's signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) and a lower bound of user's average signal-to-leakage-plus-noise ratio (SLNR) are derived. Based on these, two user scheduling algorithms exploiting only statistical channel state information (CSI) are proposed. The proposed algorithms take both the achievable sum rate and fairness into account. Simulation results reveal that the proposed user scheduling algorithms can make good trade-off between the achievable rate and fairness.


This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61571112, 61531011, 61625106, 61320106003, 61521061), Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PR China (FANEDD) (Grant No. 201446), and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 2242015R30006).



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