Data-aided channel estimation for turbo-PIC MIMO detectors

Mohammad Ali Khalighi, Joseph Boutros, Jean François Hélard

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We consider data-aided channel estimation for multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems when iterative parallel interference cancellation (PIC) is performed for signal detection. We compare some data-aided channel estimation methods based on expectation maximization (EM) algorithm or on hard estimated transmit symbols. In particular, we propose a modified EM-based approach and show that when few iterations are to be performed, it provides considerable performance improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Channel estimation
  • Expectation Maximization (EM)
  • Interference cancellation
  • Iterative detection
  • MIMO systems
  • Turbo-PIC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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