Publications in Scientific Journals:

C. Novak, G. Matz, F. Hlawatsch:
"IDMA for the Multiuser MIMO-OFDM Uplink: A Factor Graph Framework for Joint Data Detection and Channel Estimation";
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 61 (2013), 16; 4051 - 4066.

English abstract:
Interleave-division multiple access (IDMA) has recently been proposed as a promising alternative to code-division multiple access (CDMA). In this paper, we consider the use of IDMA within a multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) multiuser system employing higher-order modulation and transmitting over frequency-selective MIMO channels. Based on a factor graph/message passing framework and the sum-product algorithm, we devise an iterative receiver that jointly performs pilot-aided channel estimation, multiuser detection, and channel decoding. The use of Gaussian message approximations results in a receiver complexity that scales only linearly with the number of users. A further complexity reduction is obtained by a novel selective message updating scheme. We also present a simulation-based comparison of the maximum rate achievable with our MIMO-OFDM-IDMA receiver with the information-theoretic capacity of the multiple-access channel. Finally, we provide simulation results illustrating the bit error rate (BER) performance of our receiver. It is observed that the proposed turbo-like integration of channel estimation in the iterative multiuser detection and channel decoding scheme yields a dramatic BER reduction, and that the proposed selective message updating scheme results in a significant reduction of complexity.

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