Performance comparison of multi-user detectors for the downlink of a broadband MC-CDMA system

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In this paper multi-user detection techniques, such as Parallel and Serial Interference Cancellations (PIC & SIC), General Minimum Mean Square Error (GMMSE) and polynomial MMSE, for the downlink of a broadband Multi-Carrier Code Division Multiple Access (MCCDMA) system are investigated. The Bit Error Rate (BER) and Frame Error Rate (FER) results are evaluated, and compared with single-user detection (MMSEC, EGC) approaches, as well. The performance evaluation takes into account the system load, channel coding and modulation schemes.

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    • "Super orthogonal turbo codes (SOTC) are low-rate convolutional codes [6] [7] chosen since it outperforms other existing codes and reduces complex detection to a great extent. However, the complexity of decoding increases exponentially as the number of users increases [8] and to reduce this problem, MUD techniques such as parallel and serial interference cancellation (PIC & SIC), general minimum mean square error (GMMSE) and polynomial MMSE has been proposed. Signal detection schemes [9] such as minimum mean square error (MMSE), zero forcing (ZF), sphere decoding (SD), Q-less QR decomposition are studied for different modulations to analyze system performance. "

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    • "To reduce complex detection, various MUD techniques [10] such as; parallel interference cancellation (PIC), serial interference cancellation (SIC), general minimum mean square error (GMMSE) in MC- CDMA system was considered. Further, efficient decoding algorithms such as Maximum a posteriori (MAP) algorithm [15], log MAP algorithm and soft out viterbi algorithm (SOVA) were premeditated to proffer enhanced performance [11] [12]. Hence to enhance the performance and offer high data rate, MC-CDMA system based SDR using super orthogonal turbo code is proposed in this work. "
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