Skip to Main Content
In this paper, we propose an efficient receiver design for single carrier frequency-domain equalization (SC-FDE) for relay-assisted transmission scenario over frequency selective channels. Building upon our earlier work, we propose a novel minimum mean square error (MMSE)-based receiver design tailored to broadband cooperative networks. We show that, by incorporating linear processing techniques, our MMSE-based receiver is able to collect full antenna and multipath diversity gains, while maintaining low complexity implementation. Specifically, under the assumption of perfect power control and high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for the underlying links and assuming either of source-to-relay (S → R) or relay-to-destination (R → D) links to be frequency selective Rician fading, our performance analysis demonstrates that the proposed receiver is able to achieve a maximum diversity order of min (LSR,LRD) + LSD + 2, where LSR, LRD, and LSD are the channel memory lengths for S → R, R → D, and source-to-destination (S → D) links, respectively. Simulation results demonstrate that our proposed receiver outperforms the conventional cooperative MMSE-SC-FDE receiver by performing close to the matched filter bound (MFB).