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Journal Articles IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Year : 2007

Iterative Receiver Architectures for Downlink MIMO CDMA Evolution

Raphaël Visoz
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Antoine O. Berthet
Nicolas Grasset
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This paper investigates the combination of spatial multiplexing and overloading as an evolution the UMTS-HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) toward very high spectral efficiencies. The base station employs single-carrier space-time bit-interleaved coded modulations with linear precoding for each user. From an information-theoretic point of view, this scheme is potentially capacity achieving but puts high stakes on the receiver complexity. Channel estimation is made particularly difficult by the superimposition of pilot symbols and data. Indeed, the classical channel estimation method based on matched filtering and accumulation clearly fails to give satisfactory performance in a spatial multiplexing and overloading context. Thus, we propose a sophisticated iterative receiver which includes channel estimation, MMSE-based chip-equalization and MMSE-based mulituser detection together with decoding of the turbo-code. Simultaneous downlink transmission to several users is investigated in this paper which brings out the overloading flexibility in terms of Space-Time Modulation and Coding Scheme (ST-MCS) design and radio resource allocation. Two scenarios are considered for the intracell interference: either the spreading codes and the modulation of the interfering users are known or no knowledge of the interfering signals is available at the receiver whatsoever.
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hal-00222202 , version 1 (29-01-2008)


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Raphaël Visoz, Antoine O. Berthet, Nicolas Grasset. Iterative Receiver Architectures for Downlink MIMO CDMA Evolution. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2007, 6 (8), pp. 3016-3027. ⟨hal-00222202⟩
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