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Title: Iterative Space Time Block Equalizer for Single Carrier Systems with Receiver Nonlinearity
Receiver nonlinearity gives rise to intermodulation products that are caused by two strong adjacent channel signals called blockers. The nonlinear distortion effects are significantly higher for multiple antenna wideband systems in dispersive environments because third order intermodulation products decreases the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at the output of the equalization process. This complicates the demodulation process and increases the bit error rate. This paper considers such nonlinear distortion in the context of space-time shift keying (STSK)-enabled wideband single-carrier systems and proposes an iterative space-time block equalization (ISTBE) framework for frequency domain equalization. We present our design of a practical ISTBE receiver based on the turbo principle and numerically demonstrate that it effectively removes the residual inter-symbol interference while suppressing high-power blockers and the in-band intermodulation distortion that they cause. The proposed system is thus suitable for simple wideband radio frequency front ends operating in the weak nonlinear region and enables adjacent channel spectrum coexistence with heterogeneous transmitters and receivers of different qualities.
Award ID(s):
1564148 2030291
Publication Date:
Journal Name:
2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
2667 to 2672
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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