Smart Antenna-Aided Multicarrier Transceivers for Mobile Communications

In spite of an immense interest from both the academic and the industrial communities, a practical multipleinput multiple-output (MIMO) transceiver architecture, capable of approaching channel capacity boundaries in realistic channel conditions remains largely an open problem. Consequently, in this treatise I derive an advanced iterative, so called turbo multi-antenna-multi-carrier (MAMC) receiver architecture. Following the philosophy of turbo processing, our turbo spacial division multiplexed (SDM)-orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) receiver comprises a succession of soft-input-soft-output detection modules, which iteratively exchange soft bit-related information and thus facilitate a substantial improvement of the overall system performance. In this treatise, I explore two major aspects of the turbo wireless mobile receiver design. Firstly, I consider the problem of soft-decision-feedback aided acquisition of the propagation conditions experienced by the transmitted signal and secondly, I explore the issue of the soft-input-soft-output detection of the spatially-multiplexed information-carrying signals.

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