Vol.71, No.1, 2022, pp.1887-1902, doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.022139
Optimal Hybrid Precoding Based QoE for Partially Structured Massive MIMO System
  • Farung Samklang, Peerapong Uthansakul, Monthippa Uthansakul*, Patikorn Anchuen
School of Telecommunication Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30000, Thailand
* Corresponding Author: Monthippa Uthansakul. Email:
Received 28 July 2021; Accepted 03 September 2021; Issue published 03 November 2021
Precoding is a beamforming technique that supports multi-stream transmission in which the RF chain plays a significant role as a digital precoding at the receiver for wireless communication. The traditional precoding contains only digital signal processing and each antenna connects to each RF chain, which provides high transmission efficiency but high cost and hardware complexity. Hybrid precoding is one of the most popular massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) techniques that can save costs and avoid using complex hardware. At present, network services are currently in focus with a wide range of traffic volumes. In terms of the Quality of Service (QoS), it is critical that service providers pay a lot of attention to this parameter and its relationship to Quality of Experience (QoE) which is the measurement of the overall level of user satisfaction. Therefore, this paper proposes hybrid precoding of a partially structured system to improve transmission efficiency and allocate resources to provide network services to users for increasing the user satisfaction under power constraints that optimize the quality of baseband precoding and radio frequency (RF) precoding by minimizing alternating algorithms. We focus on the web browsing, video, and Voice over IP (VOIP) services. Also, a Mean Opinion Score (MOS) is employed to measure the level of user satisfaction. The results show that the partially structured system provides a good user satisfaction with the network's services. The partially structured system provides high energy efficiency up to 85%. Considering web service, the partially structured system for 10 users provides MOS at 3.21 which is higher than 1.75 of fully structured system.
Massive MIMO; quality of experience (QoE); mean opinion score (MOS); quality of service (QoS); hybrid precoding; partially structured system
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Samklang, F., Uthansakul, P., Uthansakul, M., Anchuen, P. (2022). Optimal Hybrid Precoding Based QoE for Partially Structured Massive MIMO System. CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, 71(1), 1887–1902.
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