A MIMO-OFDM Receiver Employing the Low-Complexity Turbo Equalization in Multipath Environments with Delay Difference Greater than the Guard Interval

Satoshi SUYAMA  Hiroshi SUZUKI  Kazuhiko FUKAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.1   pp.39-46
Publication Date: 2005/01/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.1.39
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-carrier Signal Processing Techniques for Next Generation Mobile Communications--Part 1)
Category: MIMO
MIMO,  OFDM,  turbo equalizer,  inter-symbol interference,  inter-carrier interference,  guard interval,  

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When the multipath delay difference exceeds the guard interval (GI), the performance of MIMO-OFDM transmission suffers severely from both the inter-symbol interference (ISI) from the adjacent OFDM symbols and the inter-carrier interference (ICI) within the same symbol. This paper therefore proposes a MIMO-OFDM receiver employing the low-complexity turbo equalization. The proposed receiver initially separates the data streams and suppresses ICI by linear processing. In the iterative processing, it cancels the other data streams as well as ISI and ICI. The MIMO-OFDM turbo equalizer consists of an ISI canceller, an ICI canceller, an optimal detection filter, and a MAP detector. The proposed receiver can improve the transmission performance by exploiting the log-likelihood ratio that the decoding process produces for canceling both ISI and ICI and separating of the spatially multiplexed streams. Computer simulations, which apply the wireless LAN to MIMO, demonstrate that the proposed receiver can provide excellent performance in the severe multipath channels where the delay difference is greater than GI.