Spatial-Temporal Combining-Based ZF Detection in Ultra-Wideband Communications

Jinyoung AN  Sangchoon KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E92-A   No.7   pp.1727-1730
Publication Date: 2009/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E92.A.1727
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
ultra-wideband (UWB),  MIMO,  zero forcing (ZF),  maximal ratio combiner (MRC),  

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The performance of ultra-wideband (UWB) multiple input multiple output (MIMO) receiver based on the RAKE maximal ratio combiner (MRC) followed by a zero forcing (ZF) detector is analytically examined. For a UWB MIMO system with NT transmit antennas, NR receive antennas, and L resolvable multipath components, the proposed MIMO detection scheme is shown to have the diversity order of LNR-NT+1 and its analytical error rate expression is presented in a log-normal fading channel. We also compare the analytical BERs with the simulated results.