Reliable Decision-Aided Multiuser Detection for Cooperative CDMAs

Hoang-Yang LU  Yen-Yu CHEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E94-A   No.9   pp.1892-1895
Publication Date: 2011/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E94.A.1892
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Spread Spectrum Technologies and Applications
multiuser detection,  cooperative communication,  code division multiple access,  

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In this paper, we propose a simple, yet effective, multiuser detection scheme for a two-hop cooperative CDMAs. In phase 1, the minimum mean square error (MMSE) detector at the destination is used to identify reliable decisions of direct transmissions from the sources and return them to the relays. Then, in phase 2, based on the reliable decisions, the relays and the destination successively utilize the maximum likelihood (ML) detectors to estimate the residual symbols. Due to the destination estimating the symbols separately from direct transmissions and the relaying signals, as a result the destination does not need the information about the relays' decision performance for the construction of the ML detector. Hence, the proposed scheme is more feasible than existing approaches for practical implementation. In addition, due to the ML detectors in phase 2 only estimating the residual symbols, the number of computations performed by the ML detectors can be reduced significantly. The results of simulations and complexity analysis demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed scheme.