Iterative Modified QRD-M Based on CRC Codes for OFDM MIMO Multiplexing


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.6   pp.1433-1443
Publication Date: 2007/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.6.1433
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
OFDM MIMO,  QRD-M,  iterative signal detection,  CRC codes,  

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To improve the channel estimation accuracy of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) multiplexing, we previously proposed iterative QR-decomposition with M-algorithm (QRD-M) with decision directed channel estimation. In this paper, to keep the computational complexity low while further improving the transmission performance, we will modify previously proposed iterative QRD-M by incorporating cyclic redundancy check (CRC) coding. In the proposed method, transmitted signals are ranked according to their results of CRC decoding and the received signal-to-interference plus noise power ratio (SINR). In the modified M-algorithm, since the results of Turbo decoding and CRC decoding are used to generate the surviving symbol replica, the accuracy of signal detection in the following steps can be improved. Furthermore, based on the results of CRC decoding, iterative process can be terminated before reaching the maximum allowable number of iterations. Computer simulation results show that the loss in the required average received signal energy per bit-to-noise power spectrum density ratio Eb/N0 for average packet error rate (PER) = 10-2 is only about 0.4 dB from maximum likelihood detection (Full MLD) with ideal channel estimation.