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Performance Comparison of Various MIMO Detectors in Presence of Gaussian and Non-Gaussian Noise

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 122 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2015
Jaskirat Kaur
Harmandar Kaur

Jaskirat Kaur and Harmandar Kaur. Article: Performance Comparison of Various MIMO Detectors in Presence of Gaussian and Non-Gaussian Noise. International Journal of Computer Applications 122(11):27-31, July 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Jaskirat Kaur and Harmandar Kaur},
	title = {Article: Performance Comparison of Various MIMO Detectors in Presence of Gaussian and Non-Gaussian Noise},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {122},
	number = {11},
	pages = {27-31},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


The Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) – Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology significantly provides high transmission rate and robustness against multi-path fading and other channel impairments. Mostly, MIMO-OFDM system is analyzed only in presence of additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) only, but in practice, in many actual wireless environments impulsive characteristics are present. In this paper, the performance of various MIMO detectors is analyzed and compared in presence of both AWGN and impulse noise for different modulations and different antenna configurations of MIMO system.


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