Iterative multiuser joint decoding based on exact Belief Propagation (BP) is analyzed in the large system limit by means of the replica method. It is shown that performance can be improved by appropriate power assignment to the users. The optimum power assignment can be found by linear programming in most technically relevant cases. The performance of BP iterative multiuser joint decoding is compared to suboptimum approximations based on Interference Cancellation (IC). While IC receivers show a significant loss for equal-power users, they yield performance close to BP under optimum power assignment.
Density evolution and power profile optimization for iterative multiuser decoders based on individually optimum multiuser detectors
ALLERTON 2002, 40th Annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing, October 2-4, 2002, Monticello, USA
Systèmes de Communication
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