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In this paper, an iterative soft multiuser detection (MUD) algorithm is proposed for multiple-input multiple-output multi-carrier code-division multiple access (MIMO MC-CDMA) systems. Based on an equivalent system model, an efficient soft MUD algorithm is first derived by the central limit theorem, the property of the complex Gaussian distribution, and fast matrix computation formulas. By iteratively using the soft MUD algorithm with some updated probability information, we then obtain the proposed iterative soft MUD algorithm. Finally, it is shown that this algorithm achieves near-optimal performance with very efficient iterative computations.
Date of Conference: 21-24 Sept. 2008