Mitigation of MIMO Co-Channel Interference using robust interference cancellation receiver

Muhammad Imadur Rahman, Elisabeth De Carvalho, Ramjee Prasad

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Co-Channel Interference (CCI) caused by different Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) signalling schemes impact the same or other MIMO schemes in different ways. Due to the symbol-by-symbol processing in a desired Single Input Multiple Output (SIMO) link, an interfering Space-Time Block Code (STBC) link may become equivalent to an interfering Spatial Multiplexing (SM) link. Using this knowledge and understanding, we propose an interference cancellation receiver robust to different types of MIMO interferers at cell edge for the Downlink (DL) of cellular systems. The receiver systematically performs a multiple symbol processing: this is the appropriate processing when the signal of interest or the signal of interferer is correlated across symbols, which is the case for STBC transmission. We evaluated different link combinations in terms of Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (SINR) statistics and Bit Error Rate (BER) performance in cellular Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) systems. We have found that the proposed multiple-symbol linear interference cancellation receiver performs satisfactorily when any kind of single 'logical' stream MIMO scheme is present as interferer.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E V T S Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings
Pages (from-to)531-535
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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