Massive MIMO Cooperative Communications for Wireless Sensor Networks: Throughput and Energy Efficiency Analysis

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Conference Paper


2014 IEEE 25th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC), Washington D.C, USA (2014)


The objective of this study is to analyze a new disruptive deployment of wireless sensors in order to cope with the explosive demand for bandwidth while taking into account energy consumption considerations. The work is grounded on the idea of massive network densification by drastically increasing
the number of sensors in a given area in a Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode. Using ideas from the recent Massive MIMO technology (more than 400 antennas, without any modification of the network infrastructure), we transpose the idea to a massive deployment of sensors and show the benefits of such
an infrastructure. This research is expected to provide the optimal deployment of massive wireless sensor networks in terms of cost/performance/complexity/energy efficiency trade-off and define the next generation wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication.

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