Successive interference cancellation with SISO decoding and EM channel estimation

Mari Kobayashi, Joseph Boutros, Giuseppe Caire

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We derive a low-complexity receiver scheme for joint multiuser decoding and parameter estimation of code division multiple access signals. The resulting receiver processes the users serially and iteratively, and makes use of soft-in soft-out single-user decoders, of soft interference cancellation and of expectation-maximization parameter estimation as the main building blocks. Computer simulations show that the proposed receiver a achieves near single-user performance at very high channel load (number of users per chip) and outperforms conventional schemes with similar complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1450-1460
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Interference cancellation
  • Joint data detection
  • Parameter estimation


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