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Low Complexity V-BLAST MIMO-OFDM Detector by Successive Iterations Reduction

By K. AHMED, S. ABUELENIN, H. SOLIMAN and K. AL-BARBARY

Abstract

V-BLAST detection method suffers large computational complexity due to its successive detection of symbols. In this paper, we propose a modified V-BLAST algorithm to decrease the computational complexity by reducing the number of detection iterations required in MIMO communication systems. We begin by showing the existence of a maximum number of iterations, beyond which, no significant improvement is obtained. We establish a criterion for the number of maximum effective iterations. We propose a modified algorithm that uses the measured SNR to dynamically set the number of iterations to achieve an acceptable bit-error rate. Then, we replace the feedback algorithm with an approximate linear function to reduce the complexity. Simulations show that significant reduction in computational complexity is achieved compared to the ordinary V-BLAST, while maintaining a good BER performance

Topics: MIMO, OFDM, signal detection, V-BLAST, Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering, TK1-9971, Computer engineering. Computer hardware, TK7885-7895
Publisher: Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2015.01011
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:e1c42587deea48a08d310bbf35afebb9
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