This paper proposes a lattice-reduction-aided MIMO-OFDM receiver with virtual channels; the receiver enables an increase in the downlink transmission speed for a user where the number of transmit antennas is considerably higher than that of the receive antennas. However, the receiver has a higher computational complexity than conventional lattice-reduction-aided MIMO receivers. Accordingly, we also propose novel techniques to reduce the computational complexity for the lattice-reduction-aided MIMO receivers with virtual channels. The proposed MIMO receiver achieves superior performance in 10 x 2 MIMO-OFDM systems. Furthermore, the proposed techniques are shown to reduce the computational complexity to approximately 40% of the original configuration in the 10 x 2 MIMO-OFDM systems.
- Lattice reduction
- Spatial multiplexing
- Virtual channel
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering