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Space-time coding ambiguities in joint adaptive channel estimation and detection

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2 Author(s)
S. Gazor ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Queen's Univ., Canada ; H. S. Rad

This paper studies the error propagation effect that is caused by certain ambiguities in joint data detection-channel tracking algorithms for transmission diversity schemes. Here, we use a space-time (ST) receiver based on the maximum a posteriori (MAP) method that takes into account the channel estimation error assuming the unknown channel to have a given complex multivariate Gaussian probability density function (pdf) (i.e., a Ricean channel). The decision criterion that is expressed in quadratic form represents either a linear detector or a noncoherent-nonlinear detector in extreme cases. Then, the channel pdf for the next iteration is updated by estimates of the second-order statistics of the channel coefficients, and a very simple decision-directed adaptive algorithm is derived for adaptive channel estimation. The adaptive algorithm can efficiently track a fast Rayleigh fading channel and, as a result, achieves robust performance. However, the occurrence of two types of ambiguities initiated in deep fades result in error propagation. Some remedies called space-time ambiguity remedies (STARs) are proposed to prevent error propagation. A new time-varying space-time coding (TVST) scheme is suggested as a bandwidth-efficient method to combat the permutation ambiguity impairment. This coding scheme, in conjunction with a differential detector, can resolve the ambiguity problem.

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IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing  (Volume:52 ,  Issue: 2 )