Low complexity MMSE-SIC equalizer employing time-domain recursion for OFDM systems

Ji Hyun Park, Younghoon Whang, Kwang Soon Kim

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In this letter, a novel time-domain recursive algorithm is proposed for a minimum-mean-squared error (MMSE) with successive interference cancellation (SIC) scheme. This algorithm allows us to reduce the complexity of classical MMSE-SIC equalizer for suppressing intercarrier interference (ICI) caused by time-varying multipath channels in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems, and it can provide almost the same performance as that of the optimal MMSE-SIC equalizer. It is shown in complexity analysis that the proposed scheme shows better complexity reduction than previously reported low-complexity MMSE-SIC schemes when applied to a channel equalizer for an OFDM system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-636
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received nulldate; revised July 02, 2008. This work was supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center support program supervised by the Institute of Information Technology Advancement (IITA-2008-C1090-0801-0011). The associate editor coordinating the review of this manuscript and approving it for publication was Prof. Markku Renfors.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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