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A novel pilot-aided joint channel estimation and data detection method for MIMO communication systems is proposed. Unlike, conventional methods where pilots are time-multiplexed with data symbols, a pilot-embedding method where low-level pilots are transmitted concurrently with the data is used to obtain an initial estimate of the channel such that a turbo decoding process can be started. The soft information obtained from the turbo decoder is subsequently used to improve channel estimates.
Date of Publication: Jan. 2003