Low-Complexity Receiver for Massive MIMO-GFDM Communications


Feng-Cheng Tsai, Fang-Biau Ueng and Ding-Ching Lin, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan


OFDM has two disadvantages. The first is high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), and the second is high out-of-band (OOB) radiated power. In the future communication applications, the diversified scenarios such as Internet of Things, inter-machine communication and telemedicine make the fourth-generation mobile communication no longer applicable. The generalized frequency division multiplexing (GFDM) has a pulse-shaping filter, which has less out-of-band radiated power and peak-to-average power ratio and fewer cyclic prefixes (CP) than OFDM. In order to meet high- data-transmission rate, it is an inevitable trend to install massive multi-input multi-output (massive MIMO) antennas. As the number of antennas increases, so does its complexity. This paper employs time reversal (TR) technology to reduce the computational complexity. Although the number of base station (BS) antennas has increased to eliminate interference, there is still residual interference. In order to eliminate the interference one step further, we deploy a zero forcing equalization (ZF equalization) after the time reversal combination.



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