Achievable Rate Maximization By Passive Intelligent Mirrors

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Conference Paper


IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (2018)


This paper investigates the use of a Passive Intelligent Mirrors (PIM) to operate a multi-user MISO downlink communication. The transmit powers and the mirror reflection coefficients are designed for sum-rate maximization subject to individual QoS guarantees to the mobile users. The resulting problem is non-convex, and is tackled by combining alternating maximization with the majorization-minimization method. Numerical results show the merits of the proposed approach, and in particular that the use of PIM increases the system throughput by at least 40%, without requiring any additional energy consumption.

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