Iterative turbo beamforming for OFDM based hybrid terrestrial-satellite mobile system

Khan, A.H., Imran, M.A. and Evans, B.G. (2012) Iterative turbo beamforming for OFDM based hybrid terrestrial-satellite mobile system. IET Communications, 6(2), pp. 157-164. (doi:10.1049/iet-com.2010.1133)

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In the context of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)-based systems, pilot-based beamforming (BF) exhibits a high degree of sensitivity to the pilot sub-carriers. Increasing the number of reference pilots significantly improves BF performance as well as system performance. However, this increase comes at the cost of data throughput, which inevitably shrinks due to transmission of additional pilots. Hence an approach where reference signals available to the BF process can be increased without transmitting additional pilots can exhibit superior system performance without compromising throughput. Thus, the authors present a novel three-stage iterative turbo beamforming (ITBF) algorithm for an OFDM-based hybrid terrestrial-satellite mobile system, which utilises both pilots and data to perform interference mitigation. Data sub-carriers are utilised as virtual reference signals in the BF process. Results show that when compared to non-iterative conventional BF, the proposed ITBF exhibits bit error rate gain of up to 2.5 dB with only one iteration.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Khan, A.H., Imran, M.A., and Evans, B.G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IET Communications
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology
ISSN (Online):1751-8636
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 The Institution of Engineering and Technology
First Published:First published in IET Communications 6(2): 157-164
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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