https://centralesupelec.hal.science/hal-03420089Ngo, Khac-HoangKhac-HoangNgoChalmers University of Technology [Gothenburg, Sweden]Yang, ShengShengYangL2S - Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes - UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11 - CentraleSupélec - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueGuillaud, MaximeMaximeGuillaudMathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab [Paris] - Huawei Technologies France [Boulogne-Billancourt]Decurninge, AlexisAlexisDecurningeMathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab [Paris] - Huawei Technologies France [Boulogne-Billancourt]Noncoherent MIMO Multiple-Access Channels: A Joint Constellation DesignHAL CCSD2021[MATH.MATH-IT] Mathematics [math]/Information Theory [math.IT]Ngo, Khac-Hoang2021-11-08 23:40:462023-03-24 14:53:232021-11-10 14:42:46enConference papershttps://centralesupelec.hal.science/hal-03420089/document10.1109/ITW46852.2021.9457669application/pdf1We consider the joint constellation design problem for noncoherent multiple-input multiple-output multiple-access channels. By analyzing the noncoherent maximum-likelihood detection error, we propose novel design criteria so as to minimize the error probability. For any given set of constellation sizes, the proposed metrics can be optimized over the set of signal matrices. Based on these criteria, we propose a simple and efficient construction consisting in partitioning a single-user constellation. Numerical results show that our proposed metrics are meaningful, and can be used as objectives to generate constellations through numerical optimization that perform better, for the same transmission rate and power constraint, than a common pilot-based scheme and the constellations optimized with existing metrics.