Evaluating signal detection techniques for 5G MIMO systems

E. G. Abakasanga, E. I. Adegoke, R. M. Edwards

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2 Scopus citations


This paper investigates signal detection algorithms for multiple input/multi output (MIMO) systems; an essential technology to be implemented in fifth generation wireless communications (5G). The performances of coherent and non-coherent detection techniques in a single input multiple output (SIMO) and a MIMO system are compared in a Rayleigh fading channel with M-PSK signal input. The receiver diversity technique using maximum ratio combining (MRC) was examined, together with Alamouti space time block codes (STBC). The evaluation of both schemes characterizes their respective drawbacks and also provides a premise in the selection; for optimum performance with regards to 5G MIMO systems. The simulated parameters for benchmarking the detection schemes investigated were bit error rate (BER), ergodic capacity and outage probability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9781785618161, 9781785618437, 9781785618468, 9781785618871, 9781785619427, 9781785619694, 9781839530036
ISBN (Print)9781785617911
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference 2018, LAPC 2018 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Nov 201813 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications


ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference 2018, LAPC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • 5G
  • Channel state information
  • MIMO systems
  • Signal detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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