About the book
Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) is one of the most promising technologies for the next generation of wireless communication networks because it has the potential to provide game-changing improvements in spectral efficiency and energy efficiency. This Book aims to clearly elucidate many research insights in a clear and self-contained way and provides the reader with the necessary knowledge and mathematical tools to carry out independent research in this area.
From the definition of Massive MIMO, the Book covers the important aspects of channel estimation, different efficiency parameters, and various practical deployment considerations. From the beginning, a very general, yet tractable, canonical system model with spatial channel correlation is required. This model is used to realistically assess the Spectral Efficiency and Energy Efficiency and is later extended to also include the impact of hardware impairments.
As an overall framework, the authors and researchers who are working in the Area of Massive MIMO and 5G are expected to submit chapters covering these areas to give insight into research about MIMO.