2, G3, G4} STBC systems by detailed proofs. Based on the two properties, a novel LS ZF user-ordered successive interference cancellation (ZF UOSIC) detection algorithm is proposed subsequently. Finally, simulation results show that ZF UOSIC is superior to the conventional ZF IC and maximum-likelihood (ML) algorithms and the non-ordered ZF user-based SIC (ZF USIC) algorithm due to adopting iterative IC and optimal ordering among users, and has very close performance to the ZF symbol-ordered SIC but with lower complexity due to the fewer iterative times." />


Least-Squares Zero-Forcing User-Ordered Successive Interference Cancellation for Multi-User STBC Systems

Xun FAN  Youyun XU  Hanwen LUO  Jianguo HUANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.12   pp.2330-2337
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.12.2330
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wireless Technologies and Computational Electromagnetics)
Category: Mobile Communication
Keyword: 
ZF,  STBC,  MIMO,  interference cancellation,  

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Summary: 
A multi-user space-time block coding (STBCa) system is a multi-access system where co-channel users employ space-time block codes (STBC). In this paper, we aimed at the design of efficient zero-forcing (ZF) receivers, especially ZF iterative interference cancellation (IC) receivers, for multi-user {G2, G3, G4} STBC systems with an arbitrary number of users, based on the identification of algebraic properties existing in the systems. First, we identify some algebraic properties for {G2, G3, G4} STBC systems. Then, utilizing these algebraic properties, we further expose two significative properties, called "ZF output uncorrelated property" and "ZF output equal Post-detection SNR property" respectively, for least-squares (LS) ZF receivers in multi-user {G2, G3, G4} STBC systems by detailed proofs. Based on the two properties, a novel LS ZF user-ordered successive interference cancellation (ZF UOSIC) detection algorithm is proposed subsequently. Finally, simulation results show that ZF UOSIC is superior to the conventional ZF IC and maximum-likelihood (ML) algorithms and the non-ordered ZF user-based SIC (ZF USIC) algorithm due to adopting iterative IC and optimal ordering among users, and has very close performance to the ZF symbol-ordered SIC but with lower complexity due to the fewer iterative times.