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An Iterative Decoding Technique for Cooperative STBC-OFDM Systems with Multiple Carrier Frequency Offsets

DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2007.4394476 Conference: Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2007. PIMRC 2007. IEEE 18th International Symposium on
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In this paper, an iterative decoding technique for cooperative space-time block coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (STBC-OFDM) systems is proposed to mitigate the intercarrier interference (ICI) caused by multiple carrier frequency offsets (CFOs) in cooperative transmission. The proposed iterative decoding technique is shown to mitigate the noise enhancement effect on the STBC-OFDM signals caused by multiple CFOs, and be effective in reducing ICI especially when the system has a large FFT size and a large multiple CFOs.

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    • "However, this approach suffers from performance loss in the high SNR region. In order to remove the error floor, an iterative decoding technique was proposed in [13], where the ICI terms in the channel matrix are gradually eliminated by iterations at the cost of increased complexity. In [14], time domain equalization using the Viterbi algorithm was proposed. "

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