Joint MMSE-FDE & Spectrum Combining for a Broadband Single-Carrier Transmission in the Presence of Timing Offset

Tatsunori OBARA  Kazuki TAKEDA  Fumiyuki ADACHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.5   pp.1366-1375
Publication Date: 2011/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.1366
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
frequency-domain equalization,  single-carrier transmission,  Nyquist filter,  timing offset,  oversampling,  

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Summary: 
Frequency-domain equalization (FDE) based on minimum mean square error (MMSE) is considered as a promising equalization technique for a broadband single-carrier (SC) transmission. When a square-root Nyquist filter is used at a transmitter and receiver to limit the signal bandwidth, the presence of timing offset produces the inter-symbol interference (ISI) and degrades the bit error rate (BER) performance using MMSE-FDE. In this paper, we discuss the mechanism of the BER performance degradation in the presence of timing offset. Then, we propose joint MMSE-FDE & spectrum combining which can make use the excess bandwidth introduced by transmit filter to achieve larger frequency diversity gain while suppressing the negative effect of the timing offset.