Overlap Frequency-Domain Multiuser Detection for Asynchronous Uplink Multiuser MIMO-OFDM Systems

Koichi ISHIHARA  Yasushi TAKATORI  Kentaro NISHIMORI  Kazuyasu OKADA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.5   pp.1582-1588
Publication Date: 2009/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.1582
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Radio Access Techniques for 3G Evolution)
multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO),  multiuser detection (MUD),  OFDM,  uplink,  timing offset,  inter-block interference (IBI),  

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In this paper, we propose a novel multiuser detection (MUD) method that is robust against timing offset between wireless terminals (WTs) for the multiuser multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) uplink. In the proposed method, MUD is carried out in the frequency-domain using overlapping fast Fourier transform (FFT) windows. After the inverse FFT (IFFT) operation, the samples obtained at both ends of each FFT window are discarded to suppress the effect of inter-block interference (IBI). Thus, it realizes an MUD regardless of the arrival timing differences of the signals from the WTs. The achievable bit error rate (BER) performance of the proposed MUD method is evaluated by computer simulations in a frequency selective fading channel.