Recent Advances in Single-Carrier Frequency-Domain Equalization and Distributed Antenna Network

Fumiyuki ADACHI  Kazuki TAKEDA  Tatsunori OBARA  Tetsuya YAMAMOTO  Hiroki MATSUDA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E93-A   No.11   pp.2201-2211
Publication Date: 2010/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E93.A.2201
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Signal Design and its Application in Communications)
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Keyword: 
single-carrier,  frequency-domain equalization,  distributed antenna network,  MIMO,  signal detection,  

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Summary: 
Broadband wireless technology that enables a variety of gigabit-per-second class data services is a requirement in future wireless communication systems. Broadband wireless channels become extremely frequency-selective and cause severe inter-symbol interference (ISI). Furthermore, the average received signal power changes in a random manner because of the shadowing and distance-dependant path losses resulted from the movement of a mobile terminal (MT). Accordingly, the transmission performance severely degrades. To overcome the performance degradation, two most promising approaches are the frequency-domain equalization (FDE) and distributed antenna network (DAN). The former takes advantage of channel frequency-selectivity to obtain the frequency-diversity gain. In DAN, a group of distributed antennas serve each user to mitigate the negative impact of shadowing and path losses. This article will introduce the recent advances in FDE and DAN for the broadband single-carrier (SC) transmissions.