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Dual-Polarized IRS-Assisted MIMO Network
  • Muteen Munawar ,
  • Kyungchun Lee
Muteen Munawar
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Kyungchun Lee
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This study considers a dual-polarized intelligent reflecting surface (DP-IRS)-assisted multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) single-user wireless communication system. The transmitter and receiver are equipped with DP antennas, and each antenna features a separate phase shifter for each polarization. We attempt to maximize the system’s spectral efficiency (SE) by optimizing the operations of the reflecting elements at the DP-IRS, precoder/combiner at the transmitter/receiver, and vertical/horizontal phase shifters at the DP antennas. To address this problem, we propose a three-step alternating optimization (AO) algorithm based on the semi-definite relaxation method. Next, we consider asymptotically low/high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) regimes and propose low-complexity algorithms. In particular, for the lowSNR regime, we derive computationally low-cost closed-form solutions. According to the obtained numerical results, the proposed algorithm outperforms the various benchmark schemes. Specifically, our main algorithm exhibits a 65.6 % increase in the SE performance compared to random operations. In addition, we compare the SE performance of DP-IRS with that of simple IRS (S-IRS). For N = 50, DP-IRS achieves 24.8 %, 28.2 %, and 30.3 % improvements in SE for 4×4, 8×8, and 16×16 MIMO, respectively, compared to S-IRS.
2023Published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications on pages 1-1. 10.1109/TWC.2023.3299383