Reduced complexity detection in MIMO systems with SC-FDE modulations and iterative DFE receivers

Filipe Casal Ribeiro, João Guerreiro, Rui Dinis, Francisco Cercas, Adão Silva

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This paper considers a Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) system with P transmitting and R receiving antennas and different overall noise characteristics on the different receiver antennas (e.g., due to nonlinear effects at the receiver side). Each communication link employs a Single-Carrier with Frequency-Domain Equalization (SC-FDE) modulation scheme, and the receiver is based on robust iterative frequency-domain multi-user detectors based on the Iterative Block Decision Feedback Equalization (IB-DFE) concept. We present low complexity efficient receivers that can employ low resolution Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and require the inversion of matrices with reduced dimension when the number of receive antennas is larger than the number of independent data streams. The advantages of the proposed techniques are particularly high for highly unbalanced MIMO systems, such as in the uplink of Base Station (BS) cooperation systems that aim for Single-Frequency Network (SFN) operation or massive MIMO systems with much more antennas at the receiver side.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17
JournalJournal of Sensor and Actuator Networks
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2018


  • IB-DFE
  • MIMO
  • Nonlinear effects
  • SC-FDE


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