Two Methods for Decreasing the Computational Complexity of the MIMO ML Decoder

Takayuki FUKATANI  Ryutaroh MATSUMOTO  Tomohiko UYEMATSU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.10   pp.2571-2576
Publication Date: 2004/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Information Theory and Its Applications)
Category: Communication Theory
Keyword: 
MIMO fading channel,  maximum likelihood detection,  sphere decoder,  lattice,  

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Summary: 
We propose use of QR factorization with sort and Dijkstra's algorithm for decreasing the computational complexity of the sphere decoder that is used for ML detection of signals on the multi-antenna fading channel. QR factorization with sort decreases the complexity of searching part of the decoder with small increase in the complexity required for preprocessing part of the decoder. Dijkstra's algorithm decreases the complexity of searching part of the decoder with increase in the storage complexity. The computer simulation demonstrates that the complexity of the decoder is reduced by the proposed methods significantly.