Performance Evaluation of Turbo and Space-Time Turbo Coded MC-CDMA Downlink in Single and Multi-Cell Environments

Shigehiko TSUMURA  Mikko VEHKAPERA  Zexian LI  Djordje TUJKOVIC  Markku JUNTTI  Shinsuke HARA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B    No.10    pp.3011-3020
Publication Date: 2004/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
MC-CDMA,  MIMO,  MMSE,  space-time coding,  turbo coding,  

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In this paper, we evaluate the performance of single- and multi-antenna multi-carrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) downlink (base station to mobile terminal) systems in single- and multi-cell environments. We first propose a minimum mean square error (MMSE) filter with a Gaussian approximation for a single input single output (SISO) MC-CDMA downlink system. Then, we apply it to a SIMO (single input multiple output) system with a conventional turbo coding. Furthermore, we compare the performance of SISO (11) and SIMO (12) MC-CDMA systems with that of a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) (22) system employing space-time turbo coded modulation (STTuCM) in a multi-cell environment with 7 cells by computer simulation. Based on the computer simulation results, it is found that the considered MIMO system can achieve twofold capacity with the same transmission power in the multi-cell environment.