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In orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based cellular systems, co-channel interference (CCI) would greatly degrade the bit error rate (BER) performance of cell-border users. Joint maximum likelihood sequence estimation (JMLSE) based single antenna interference cancellation (SAIC) algorithms have been under intense research. In this paper, both the upper and lower error probability bounds for JMLSE are extended to MQAM-OFDM systems based on a genie-aided receiver. The derived upper and lower bounds are valid for any MQAM and an arbitrary number of interferers. A tighter lower bound is derived by replacing the genie with a less generous one. We prove that this new lower bound is much tighter compared to the conventional lower bound.
Date of Conference: 6-9 Sept. 2010