Parallel Interference Cancellation Detection with Inner and Outer Iterations for Space-frequency Block Coded OFDM Systems

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zhang, Yu; Burr, Alister G. (Communications Research Group, Department of Electronics, University of York, UK)

In order to simplify the decoding algorithm, it is usually assumed in previously reported work on space-frequency block coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (SFBC-OFDM) systems utilizing space-time block codes (STBC) that the frequency responses of adjacent sub-channels are approximately constant for a STBC block length. Under this assumption, the conventional linear decoder proposed for STBC can be equivalently used in SFBCOFDM systems to achieve the maximum diversity gain with the lowest computational complexity. However, this assumption is not accurate when the number of OFDM sub-carriers is small or the system operates in a severe multipath environment. The conventional decoder will give rise to interference due to the channel frequency response variations in adjacent sub-channels. This result in an irreducible error floor in the high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) region of the bit error rate (BER) curve and decreased diversity gain. In this paper, we propose a parallel interference cancellation (PIC) detection scheme with inner and outer iterations for G4 coded SFBC-OFDM transmit diversity systems over frequency selective fading channels. Simulation results will show that the proposed scheme can mitigate the interference effect and make the error floor occur at a very low BER, which can be neglected.