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Low Complexity Scalable Iterative Algorithms for IEEE 802.11p Receivers

Goubet, Olivier and Baudic, Gwilherm and Gabry, Frédéric and Oechtering, Tobias J. Low Complexity Scalable Iterative Algorithms for IEEE 802.11p Receivers. ( In Press: 2014) IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. ISSN 0018-9545

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2014.2366155

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate receivers for Vehicular to Vehicular (V2V) and Vehicular to Infrastructure (V2I) communications. Vehicular channels are characterized by multiple paths and time variations, which introduces challenges in the design of receivers. We propose an algorithm for IEEE 802.11p compliant receivers, based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). We employ iterative structures in the receiver as a way to estimate the channel despite variations within a frame. The channel estimator is based on factor graphs, which allow the design of soft iterative receivers while keeping an acceptable computational complexity. Throughout this work, we focus on designing a receiver offering a good complexity performance trade-off. Moreover, we propose a scalable algorithm in order to be able to tune the trade-off depending on the channel conditions. Our algorithm allows reliable communications while offering a considerable decrease in computational complexity. In particular, numerical results show the trade-off between complexity and performance measured in computational time and BER as well as FER achieved by various interpolation lengths used by the estimator which both outperform by decades the standard least square solution. Furthermore our adaptive algorithm shows a considerable improvement in terms of computational time and complexity against state of the art and classical receptors whilst showing acceptable BER and FER performance.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Royal Institute of Technology – KTH (SWEDEN)
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Deposited By: Gwilhern BAUDIC
Deposited On:02 Feb 2015 16:19

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