Bootstrap frequency equalisation for MIMO wireless systems

RJ Piechocki, C Kasparis, AR Nix, PN Fletcher, JP McGeehan

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The paper reports on a new class of equalisation/detection for wideband multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) communications systems. The proposed scheme is somewhat akin to a multi-carrier MIMO system, and more precisely, builds upon a single carrier frequency domain equalised (SCFDE) MIMO system. At the core of our system lies a novel concept of iterative self-reused equalisation/detection (bootstrapping) combined with semi-hard decision making. The bootstrapping concept is derived from a new formulation of Tikhonov regularisation. The proposed scheme achieves a remarkable performance/complexity trade-off. In particular we show that our system approaches the performance of ML-MIMO-OFDM while being only slightly more complex than MMSE-MIMO-OFDM. The coded version achieves virtually the same performance as turbo MIMO-OFDM at a fraction of the complexity. The resulting system is termed zero tailed bootstrap frequency equalised (ZTBFE) MIMO system
Translated title of the contributionBootstrap frequency equalisation for MIMO wireless systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (Globecom 2003)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages4175 - 4179
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780379748
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
EventGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (Globecom 2003) - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 2003 → …


ConferenceGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (Globecom 2003)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period1/12/03 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (GLOBECOM '03)
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: R. Piechocki would like to thank Toshiba TREL Ltd for sponsoring his research activities. C. Kasparis would like to
acknowledge QinetiQ Ltd for the financial support

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  • MIMO
  • SC-FDE
  • rigde regression
  • Tihkonov regularisation,
  • bootstrap


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