September 01, 2018
On the Achievable Rates over Collision-Prone Radio Resources with linear receivers
- Kovacs I.
- Mogensen P.
- Pedersen K.
In this paper, we discuss the achievable transmission rates over collision-prone radio resources shared by a number of devices, representative of novel Internet-of-Things (IoT) scenarios. We consider Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) and Minimum Mean Square Error (MMSE) receivers at the base station, and derive the relationship between target failure probability and saturation rate, which represents the maximum achievable rate over shared resources in the interference limited regime. MRC receiver is shown to be sensitive to the presence of statistically relevant interferers operating over the same resources, rapidly leading to rate saturation, especially for high order receive diversity. The MMSE receiver adds a tier of protection to collisions thanks to its interference suppression capabilities, suffering for a rate penalty only in case of a high number of users. A realistic system analysis in an indoor hotspot scenario validates the analytical trends and offers insights on practical link adaptation.