FASURA: A Scheme for Quasi-Static Massive MIMO Unsourced Random Access Channels Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • This article considers the massive MIMO unsourced random access problem on a quasi-static Rayleigh fading channel. Given a fixed message length and a prescribed number of channel uses, the objective is to construct a coding scheme that minimizes the energy-per-bit subject to a fixed probability of error. The proposed scheme differs from other state-of-the-art schemes in that it blends activity detection, single-user coding, pilot-aided and temporary decisions-aided iterative channel estimation and decoding, minimum-mean squared error (MMSE) estimation, and successive interference cancellation (SIC). We show that an appropriate combination of these ideas can substantially outperform state-of-the-art coding schemes when the number of active users is more than 100, making this the best performing scheme known for this regime.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gkagkos, M., Narayanan, K. R., Chamberland, J., & Georghiades, C. N.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Gkagkos, Michail||Narayanan, Krishna R||Chamberland, Jean-Francois||Georghiades, Costas N

Book Title

  • arXiv

publication date

  • February 2022