A New Semi-Blind Method for Spatial Equalization in MIMO Systems

Liu YANG  Hang ZHANG  Yang CAI  Qiao SU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E101-A   No.10   pp.1693-1697
Publication Date: 2018/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E101.A.1693
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
l1-norm cost function,  multi-input-multi-output (MIMO) systems,  semi-blind,  spatial equalization,  

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Summary: 
In this letter, a new semi-blind approach incorporating the bounded nature of communication sources with the distance between the equalizer outputs and the training sequence is proposed. By utilizing the sparsity property of l1-norm cost function, the proposed algorithm can outperform the semi-blind method based on higher-order statistics (HOS) criterion especially for transmitting sources with non-constant modulus. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method shows superior performance over the HOS based semi-blind method and the classical training-based method for QPSK and 16QAM sources equalization. While for 64QAM signal inputs, the proposed algorithm exhibits its superiority in low signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) conditions compared with the training-based method.