A Variational Approach for Assessing the Capacity of a Memoryless Nonlinear MIMO Channel Academic Article uri icon


  • A transmission over a memoryless discrete-time noisy multiple-input- multiple-output (MIMO) channel is considered here in this letter, where the signal is distorted according to a nonlinear function at the receiver side, and the input signal is constrained to have a fixed even moment. A variational approach is proposed to analyze the capacity of such a memoryless nonlinear MIMO channel whose output is perturbed by additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN). The optimal input distribution that achieves the channel capacity is derived through a methodology based on multidimensional Hermite polynomials. 2014 IEEE.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, X. u., Serpedin, E., & Qaraqe, K.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Xu||Serpedin, Erchin||Qaraqe, Khalid

publication date

  • August 2014