Near-capacity joint channel estimation and three-stage turbo detection for MIMO systems

Peichang Zhang, Sheng Chen, Lajos Hanzo
2013 2013 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)  
We propose a novel joint channel estimation and three-stage iterative detection/decoding scheme for near-capacity MIMO systems. In our scheme, as usual, the detected soft information is first exchanged a number of times within the inner turbo loop between the unity-rate-code (URC) decoder and the MIMO soft-demapper, and the information gleaned from the inner URC decoder is then iteratively exchanged with the outer decoder in the outer turbo loop. Our channel estimator however exploits the a
more » ... eriori information produced by the MIMO softdemapper to select a sufficient blocks of high-quality detected soft bits, and it is naturally embedded into the original iterative three-stage detection/decoding process, without introducing the costly iterative loop between the decision-directed channel estimator and the three-stage turbo detector/decoder. Hence, the computational complexity of our joint channel estimation and three-stage turbo detection is similar to that of the three-stage turbo detection/decoding scheme associated with the perfect CSI. Moreover, our reduced-complexity semi-blind scheme is capable of achieving the optimal maximum-likelihood turbo detection performance attained under the perfect CSI, with the same number of turbo iterations.
doi:10.1109/wcnc.2013.6555214 dblp:conf/wcnc/Zhang0H13 fatcat:ywbl26jtwndmppz7sbw4ildmhe