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Iterative MRC and EGC Receivers for MIMO-OFDM Systems

Silva, A. P. S. ; Bento, P. ; Gomes, M. ; Dinis, R. ; Silva, V.

Iterative MRC and EGC Receivers for MIMO-OFDM Systems, Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring, Porto, Portugal, Vol. , pp. - , June, 2018.

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This paper proposes a way of turning the equalisation of multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) signals simpler through the employment of low complexity iterative frequency domain equalisation (FDE) receivers based on equal gain combining (EGC) and maximum ratio combining (MRC) concepts, that do not require computing the inverses of high dimensional channel matrices. Performance results show that MIMO-OFDM schemes employing this type of techniques can achieve excellent bit error rate (BER) performances over severe time-dispersive channels and, therefore, approach or even outperform receivers that require inverting channel matrices, such as zero forcing (ZF) and minimum mean squared error (MMSE), after a few iterations.