Performance Comparison of MIMO Technology over LTE-A System

Abstract

Third generation partnership project (3GPP) has been introducing The Long Term Evolution (LTE) (release8) and LTE advance (LTE-A) (release 10)fourth generations as a new access technology to mobile communication in order to meet the tremendous requirement of data traffic. LTE-A have adopted modern techniques such as Multiple-Input Multiple Output (MIMO)and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing OFDM to satisfy all the requirements and meet the tremendous growth of data. LTE-A with MIMO system scheme based on transmission mode Close Loop Spatial Multiplexing (CLSM).CLSM transmission modes used for doubling the bit stream and consequently increased the data rate with Adaptive modulation schemes. In this paper, The performance metrics considered are throughput. These are used to evaluate the performance of LTE-A in (AWGN) channel and Rayleigh Fading channel with detection schemes for CLSM with different band width (3, 5 and 10 MHz) and the following results has been obtained : at the same bandwidth (10 MHz) for 8x8 MIMO channel and AWGN at SNR (25dB) the maximum throughput equal(224.3 Mb/S) while in Rayleigh the throughput equal(203.8 Mb/S) . A MATLAB simulation version R2013a has been used to complete the analysis and comparison.