On the limiting moments of Vandermonde Random Matrices

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Conference Paper


1st Workshop on Physics-Inspired Paradigms in Wireless Communications and Networks, Berlin, Germany (2008)


In this paper, analytical methods for finding moments of random Vandermonde matrices are developed. Vandermonde Matrices play an important role in signal processing and communication applications such as direction of arrival estimation, sampling theory or precoding. Within this framework, we extend classical freeness results on random matrices with i.i.d entries and show that Vandermonde structured matrices can be treated in the same vein with different tools. We focus on various types of Vandermonde matrices, namely Vandermonde matrices with or without uniformly distributed phases. In each case, we provide explicit expressions of the moments of the associated Gram matrix, as well as more advanced models involving the Vandermonde matrix. Comparisons with classical i.i.d. random matrix theory are provided and free deconvolution results are also discussed.

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