Background: The paper considers the wireless system with large number of users
(more than 50 users) and each user is assigned large number of antennas (around 200) at the Base
Objective: The challenges associated with the defined system are increased power consumption
and high complexity of associated circuitry. The antenna selection is introduced to combat these
problems while the usage of linear precoding reduces computational complexity. The literature
suggests number of antenna selection techniques based on statistical properties of signal. However,
each antenna selection technique suits well to specific number of users.
Methods: In this paper, the random antenna selection is compared with norm-based antenna selection. It
is analysed that the random antenna selection leads to inefficient spectral efficiency if the number of users
are more than 50 in Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) system.
Results: The paper proposes the optimization of Energy-Efficiency (EE) with random transmit antenna
selection for large number of users in MU-MIMO systems.
Conclusion: Also the computation leads to optimization of number of transmit antennas at the BS
for energy efficiency. The proposed algorithm results in improvement of the energy efficiency by
27% for more than 50 users.