22 OSIC Receiver for Hierarchical Constellation

Deok-Kyu HWANG  Sooyong CHOI  Keum-Chan WHANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.9   pp.2458-2461
Publication Date: 2010/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.2458
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
OSIC,  hierarchical constellation,  MIMO,  QR-decomposition,  

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A transceiver employing hierarchical constellation encodes two hierarchies with different levels of protection and selectively decodes one or both of them, resulting in constellation inconsistency of encoding and decoding. Therefore, a conventional ordered successive interference cancellation (OSIC) receiver, which restores the signals as they are transmitted, can not be compatible with the constellation inconsistency. To mitigate this problem, an OSIC detector with the individual received bit rate per data stream is first designed. To further improve the error performance, the proposed detector is modified, for which distinct criteria are used for demodulation and cancellation. It is shown that the proposed detector achieves spectrally efficient detection while guaranteeing reliable communication.