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Embedded iterative semi-blind channel estimation for three-stage-concatenated MIMO-aided QAM turbo-transceivers

Embedded iterative semi-blind channel estimation for three-stage-concatenated MIMO-aided QAM turbo-transceivers
Embedded iterative semi-blind channel estimation for three-stage-concatenated MIMO-aided QAM turbo-transceivers
The lack of accurate and efficient channel estimation (CE) for the multi-input multi-output (MIMO) channel state information (CSI) has long been the stumbling-block of near-MIMO-capacity operation. We propose a semi-blind joint CE and three-stage iterative detection/decoding scheme for near-capacity MIMO systems. The main novelty is that our decision-directed (DD) CE exploits the a posteriori information produced by the MIMO soft-demapper within the inner turbo loop for selecting a ‘just-sufficient-number’ of high-quality detected soft bit blocks or symbols for DD channel estimation (DDCE), which significantly improves the accuracy and efficiency of DDCE. Moreover, our DDCE is naturally embedded into the iterative three-stage detection/decoding process, without imposing an additional external iterative loop between the DDCE and the three-stage turbo detector/decoder. Hence, the computational complexity of our joint CE and three-stage turbo detector/decoder remains similar to that of the three-stage turbo detection/decoding scheme associated with the perfect CSI. Most significantly, the mean square error of our DD channel estimator approaches the Cram' r-Rao lower bound associated with the optimal training based CE, while the bit error rate of our semi-blind scheme is capable of achieving the optimal maximum-likelihood performance bound associated with the perfect CSI.
0018-9545
439-446
Zhang, Peichang
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Chen, Sheng
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Hanzo, Lajos
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Zhang, Peichang
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Chen, Sheng
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Hanzo, Lajos
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Zhang, Peichang, Chen, Sheng and Hanzo, Lajos (2014) Embedded iterative semi-blind channel estimation for three-stage-concatenated MIMO-aided QAM turbo-transceivers. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 63 (1), 439-446.

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Abstract

The lack of accurate and efficient channel estimation (CE) for the multi-input multi-output (MIMO) channel state information (CSI) has long been the stumbling-block of near-MIMO-capacity operation. We propose a semi-blind joint CE and three-stage iterative detection/decoding scheme for near-capacity MIMO systems. The main novelty is that our decision-directed (DD) CE exploits the a posteriori information produced by the MIMO soft-demapper within the inner turbo loop for selecting a ‘just-sufficient-number’ of high-quality detected soft bit blocks or symbols for DD channel estimation (DDCE), which significantly improves the accuracy and efficiency of DDCE. Moreover, our DDCE is naturally embedded into the iterative three-stage detection/decoding process, without imposing an additional external iterative loop between the DDCE and the three-stage turbo detector/decoder. Hence, the computational complexity of our joint CE and three-stage turbo detector/decoder remains similar to that of the three-stage turbo detection/decoding scheme associated with the perfect CSI. Most significantly, the mean square error of our DD channel estimator approaches the Cram' r-Rao lower bound associated with the optimal training based CE, while the bit error rate of our semi-blind scheme is capable of achieving the optimal maximum-likelihood performance bound associated with the perfect CSI.

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Published date: January 2014
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group

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Local EPrints ID: 356133
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/356133
ISSN: 0018-9545
PURE UUID: 67d06bca-882e-4042-a95b-84c51b57fbf2
ORCID for Lajos Hanzo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-5214

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Date deposited: 27 Aug 2013 10:57
Last modified: 10 Sep 2019 00:56

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