Transmit Power Allocation for Joint Communication and Sensing through Massive MIMO Arrays

Conference: WSA 2020 - 24th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas
02/18/2020 - 02/20/2020 at Hamburg, Germany

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 291: WSA 2020

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Buzzi, Stefano; D’Andrea, Carmen (DIEI - University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Cassino, Italy)
Lops, Marco (DIETI - University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy)

The paper considers a scenario where a base station (BS), equipped with a large-scale antenna array, execute, using the same frequency range, both communication with mobile users and radar surveillance of the surrounding environment, relying on the ability of the massive MIMO array to synthesize multiple narrow beams. Based on an OFDM signaling format for both communication and surveillance tasks, a lower bound to the system achievable downlink rate is provided, along with a GLRT detection rule that does not require any knowledge about the target parameters. Then, a power allocation strategy is proposed, aimed at maximizing the fairness across the mobile users, while guaranteeing a minimum signal to interference ratio threshold value for the radar system. Numerical results show that the system performs effectively, and that the power control procedure helps in improving the system fairness.