Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 1769–1778 | Cite as

Efficient Signal Detection Methods for High Mobility OFDM System with Transmit Diversity

  • Jyoti P. PatraEmail author
  • Poonam Singh
Research Article - Electrical Engineering


In this paper, we propose two efficient signal detection methods for high mobility space–time block code based orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). The first proposed method is based on order block decision feedback equalizer (OBDFE) which is the column norm ordering version of the conventional BDFE method. To improve the system performance further, we have proposed a hybrid OBDFE–MPD method by cascading the OBDFE method with a multistage parallel decoder (MPD). The advantage of the OBDFE–MPD method is that it does not need additional complexity as most of the computations are performed in the initial stage by the OBDFE method. These two proposed methods are compared with minimum mean square error (MMSE), block linear minimum mean square error (BLMMSE), block decision feedback equalizer (BDFE), vertical Bell laboratories layered space–time (VBLAST) and space alternating generalized expectation maximization (SAGE) in terms of performance and computational complexity. From the simulation results and computational complexity, it is shown that both the proposed OBDFE and OBDFE–MPD methods provide a great trade-off between performance and computational complexity for high mobility OFDM system with transmit diversity.


STBC–OFDM OBDFE SAGE VBLAST MPD Doubly selective channel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringNational Institute of Technology RourkelaOdishaIndia

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