A Spectrum-Overlapped Resource Management for Turbo Equalizer in Uplink Future Multiple Access Channels

Jungo GOTO
Shinsuke IBI
Seiichi SAMPEI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B    No.12    pp.3679-3687
Publication Date: 2012/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.3679
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Coding and Coding Theory-Based Signal Processing for Wireless Communications)
orthogonal access,  non-orthogonal access,  frequency selection diversity,  SORM,  SC/MMSE turbo equalizer,  EXIT analysis,  

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This paper proposes a spectrum-overlapped resource management (SORM) technique where each user equipment (UE) can ideally obtain the frequency selection diversity gain under multi-user environments. In the SORM technique for cellular systems, under assumption of adopting a soft canceller with minimum mean square error (SC/MMSE) turbo equalizer, an evolved node B (eNB) accepts overlapped frequency resource allocation. As a result, each UE can use the frequency bins having the highest channel gain. However, the SORM becomes non-orthogonal access when the frequency bins having high channel gain for UEs are partially identical. In this case, the inter-user interference (IUI) caused by overlapping spectra among UEs is eventually canceled out by using the SC/MMSE turbo equalizer. Therefore, SORM can achieve better performance than orthogonal access e.g. FDMA when the IUI is completely canceled. This paper demonstrates that SORM has the potential to improve transmission performance, by extrinsic information transfer (EXIT) analysis. Moreover, this paper evaluates the block error rate (BLER) performance of the SORM and the FDMA. Consequently, this paper shows that the SORM outperforms the FDMA.