Efficient Detection and Quantization Requirements for the Uplink of Base Station Cooperation Systems

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This paper considers the uplink transmission in BS (Base Station) cooperation schemes employing SC-FDE schemes (Single-Carrier with Frequency-Domain Equalization), where MTs (Mobile Terminals) in adjacent cells share the same physical channel. We study the quantization requirements when sending the received signals at different BSs to a central unit that performs the separation of different MTs using iterative frequency-domain receivers. Our performance results show that a relatively coarse quantization, with only 4 or 5 bits in the in-phase and quadrature components of the complex envelope can be sufficient to allow close-to-optimum macro- diversity gains as well as an efficient separation of the transmitted signals associate to each MT.
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Title of host publication2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-1879-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventVTC 2012 - IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


ConferenceVTC 2012 - IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Period1/01/12 → …

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