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Multiple-Symbol Non-Coherent Detection for Differential QAM Modulation in Uplink Massive MIMO Systems

School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, 93 Daehak-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan 44610, Korea
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Electronics 2019, 8(6), 693;
Received: 21 May 2019 / Revised: 17 June 2019 / Accepted: 17 June 2019 / Published: 20 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Massive MIMO Systems)
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In this paper, we propose a novel multiple-symbol detector based on maximum likelihood metric for differential quadrature amplitude modulation in massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. While current research on differential modulation in massive MIMO has focused on two consecutive symbols, our proposed detector is based on multiple-symbol, which is larger than or equal to two. Moreover, we derive new distance based on the proposed detector. To encode and decode data, we apply existing look-up table algorithm using the proposed distance, which is known as optimum encoding algorithm for differential modulation. Simulation results show the improvement based on the bit-error-rate performance since the proposed detector and distance vary according to the channel statistic information. View Full-Text
Keywords: 5G wireless networks; massive MIMO; non-coherent detection; QAM 5G wireless networks; massive MIMO; non-coherent detection; QAM

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Dao, H.T.; Kim, S. Multiple-Symbol Non-Coherent Detection for Differential QAM Modulation in Uplink Massive MIMO Systems. Electronics 2019, 8, 693.

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