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Maximum likelihood receivers for space-time coded MIMO systems with gaussian estimation errors

By Yunfei Chen and Norman C. Beaulieu

Abstract

Maximum likelihood (ML) receivers for space-time coded multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems with Gaussian channel estimation errors are proposed. Two different cases are considered. In the first case, the conditional probability density function (PDF) of the channel estimate is assumed Gaussian and known. In the second case, the joint PDF of the channel estimate and the true channel gain is assumed Gaussian and known. In addition to ML signal detection for space-time coded MIMO with ML and minimum mean-squared-error channel estimation, ML signal detection without channel estimation is also studied. Two suboptimal structures are derived. The Alamouti space-time codes are used to examine the performances of the new receivers. Simulation results show that the new receivers can reduce the gap between the conventional receiver with channel estimation errors and the receiver with perfect channel knowledge at least by half in some cases

Topics: TK
Publisher: IEEE
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:2179

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