Likelihood Function for QRM-MLD Suitable for Soft-Decision Turbo Decoding and Its Performance for OFCDM MIMO Multiplexing in Multipath Fading Channel

Hiroyuki KAWAI  Kenichi HIGUCHI  Noriyuki MAEDA  Mamoru SAWAHASHI  Takumi ITO  Yoshikazu KAKURA  Akihisa USHIROKAWA  Hiroyuki SEKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.1    pp.47-57
Publication Date: 2005/01/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.1.47
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,  OFCDM,  QR decomposition,  maximum likelihood detection,  turbo coding,  

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This paper proposes likelihood function generation of complexity-reduced Maximum Likelihood Detection with QR Decomposition and M-algorithm (QRM-MLD) suitable for soft-decision Turbo decoding and investigates the throughput performance using QRM-MLD with the proposed likelihood function in multipath Rayleigh fading channels for Orthogonal Frequency and Code Division Multiplexing (OFCDM) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) multiplexing. Simulation results show that by using the proposed likelihood function generation scheme for soft-decision Turbo decoding following QRM-MLD in 4-by-4 MIMO multiplexing, the required average received signal energy per bit-to-noise power spectrum density ratio (Eb/N0) at the average block error rate (BLER) of 10-2 at a 1-Gbps data rate is significantly reduced compared to that using hard-decision decoding in OFCDM access with 16 QAM modulation, the coding rate of 8/9, and 8-code multiplexing with a spreading factor of 8 assuming a 100-MHz bandwidth. Furthermore, we show that by employing QRM-MLD associated with soft-decision Turbo decoding for 4-by-4 MIMO multiplexing, the throughput values of 500 Mbps and 1 Gbps are achieved at the average received Eb/N0 of approximately 4.5 and 9.3 dB by QPSK with the coding rate of R = 8/9 and 16QAM with R = 8/9, respectively, for OFCDM access assuming a 100-MHz bandwidth in a twelve-path Rayleigh fading channel.