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In this paper, we propose a computationally efficient square-root and division free recursive QR (SDRQR) decomposition based successive interference cancellation (SIC) receiver for space-frequency block coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (SFBC-OFDM) transmit diversity schemes. The performance of the proposed SDRQR-SIC receiver is semi- analytically evaluated taking into account the effects of channel estimation errors and error propagation during SIC. In addition, performance and complexity comparisons are drawn with previously proposed approaches. These comparisons show an excellent performance-complexity tradeoff achieved by SDRQR-SIC over the previous solutions under various channel conditions.
Date of Publication: October 2007