On estimating the number of co-channel interferers in MIMO cellular systems

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Two crucial tasks arising in current wireless packet networks are those of link adaptation and power control. It has been recently shown that large performance gains can be attained if proper algorithms for the aforementioned tasks are employed. These algorithms require the estimation of interference power. To this end, an intermediate step is the estimation of the number of active co-channel interferers. This letter aims at determining such an estimate without resorting to traditional training sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5746615
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 9 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular systems
  • MIMO
  • co-channel interference
  • power control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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