Channel Estimation in Turbo-Blast Detectors using Em Algorithm Conference Paper uri icon


  • We consider channel re-estimation based on EM (expectation maximization) algorithm in an iterative MIMO detector based on parallel interference cancellation, also known under the name of Turbo-BLAST. While providing an appropriate formulation of EM, we show that a primarily proposed EM implementation gives a biased estimate, and propose modifications in the EM implementation in order to obtain an unbiased estimate. Testing the proposed algorithms by simulations, we show that the achieved improvement is considerable for important diversity orders. © 2005 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Khalighi, M., & Boutros, J.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • January 2005