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Decision-feedback soft-input/soft-output multiuser detector for iterative decoding of coded CDMA

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1 Author(s)
Mao-Ching Chiu ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Chi Nan Univ., Nantou, Taiwan

The optimal decoding scheme for a code-division multiple-access (CDMA) system that employs convolutional codes results in a prohibitive computational complexity. To reduce the computational complexity, an iterative receiver structure was proposed for decoding multiuser data in a convolutional coded CDMA system. At each iteration, extrinsic information is exchanged between a soft-input/soft-output (SISO) multiuser detector and a bank of single-user SISO channel decoders. However, a direct implementation of the full-complexity SISO multiuser detector also has the exponential computational complexity in terms of the number of users. This paper proposes a low-complexity SISO multiuser detector based on tentative hard decisions that are made and fed back from the channel decoders in the previous iteration. The computational complexity of the proposed detector is linear in terms of the number of users and can be adjusted according to the complexity/performance tradeoff. Simulation results show that even with this simple feedback scheme, the performance of the coded multiuser system approaches that of the single-user system for moderate to high signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs)

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Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 1 )