Accurate signal detection for BPSK-OFDM systems in time-varying channels

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-379
Journal / PublicationDigital Signal Processing: A Review Journal
Online published21 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


Binary phase shift keying (BPSK) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) has been adopted in the fourth-generation wireless communications. However, the real-valued property of BPSK-OFDM signals has not yet been utilized for channel equalization. In this work, this property is employed to develop a new equalizer based on the minimum mean square error (MMSE) criterion, leading to considerable enhancement in signal detection. In particular, the proposed equalizer is able to achieve 3 dB improvement over the existing MMSE equalizer in large signal-to-noise ratio region, and is more robust against channel estimation errors. Moreover, successive detection technique employed in the devised method is able to make use of diversity in time-varying channels, resulting in further performance enhancement. Additionally, the computational complexity of the proposed approach is analyzed. Simulation results are included to illustrate its performance superiority and computational attractiveness.

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  • BPSK-OFDM, Detection, Equalizer, MMSE, Time-varying channel

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