Hybrid Two-Stage Decision-Feedback Equalization for Single-Carrier Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Systems

Ang FENG  Qinye YIN  Jiancun FAN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.7    pp.2503-2506
Publication Date: 2009/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.2503
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
single-carrier,  multiple-input multiple-output,  noise prediction,  decision-feedback equalization,  

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A single-carrier multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system with frequency-selective channels suffers from the inter-symbol interference (ISI) and the co-channel interference (CCI). To eliminate both type of interference, we propose in this letter a hybrid two-stage decision-feedback equalizer (HTS-DFE), which performs the frequency-domain equalization (FDE) in the first stage and the layered serial interference-cancellation (SIC) in the second stage. Since the decision-feedback (DF) or noise-prediction (NP) architecture can be employed in FDE or SIC, the proposed equalizer actually can have four variations that achieve the same mean square error (MSE) under the assumption of perfect feedback. Further, we combine HTS-DFE with the decoded decision-feedback (DDF) scheme to mitigate the error-propagation encountered in the practice. Simulation results confirm that the proposed HTS-DFE can outperform the existing equalizers significantly.