Blind Multiuser Detection Based on Power Estimation

Guanghui XU  Guangrui HU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.12   pp.4647-4650
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.12.4647
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Fundamental Theories for Communications
parameter estimation,  Kalman filtering,  code division multiple access,  multiuser detection,  

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Although the multiuser detection scheme based on Kalman filtering (K-MUD) proposed by Zhang and Wei, is referred to as a "blind" algorithm, in fact it is not really blind because it is conditioned on perfect knowledge of system parameter, power of the desired user. This paper derives an algorithm to estimate the power of the user of interest, and proposes a completely blind multiuser detection. Computer simulations show that the proposed parameter estimation scheme obtains excellent effect, and that the new detection scheme has nearly the same performance as the K-MUD, there is only slight degradation at very low input signal-to-interference ratios (SIR).