Beaconing in MIMO broadcast channels

Michael J. Gans, Biao Chen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

11 Scopus citations


There is a need to broadcast identical information to multiple users in a network. Examples include sending a beacon signal from an UAV to multiple sensors in a surveillance region and, in the context of ad hoc networks, multicasting. This paper studies the information theoretic aspects of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) beaconing where multiple antenna elements are available at the transmitter. A MAXMIN formulation is proposed to exploit the channel state information assumed to be available at the transmitter. A solution which applies linear programming is presented, along with numerical examples demonstrating the performance gain over the channel blind transmssion scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE ICASSP '05 - Proc. - Design and Implementation of Signal Proces.Syst.,Indust. Technol. Track,Machine Learning for Signal Proces. Signal Proces. Education, Spec. Sessions
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)0780388747, 9780780388741
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP '05 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2005Mar 23 2005

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149


Other2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP '05
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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