Graph-based detector for BLAST architecture

Jun Hu, Tolga M. Duman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

22 Scopus citations


We propose belief propagation (BP) based detection algorithms for the Bell labs layered space-time (BLAST) architectures. We first develop a full complexity BP algorithm, and show that the detector achieves a near optimal performance even when the number of receive antennas is smaller than the number of transmit antennas. We also consider three different extensions that provide a good complexity/performance trade-off. Being soft-input-soft-output in nature, we also argue that the proposed detectors are suitable for use in turbo processing which can further enhance the system performance when there is an outer code. In addition to the simulation results, we also study the convergence behavior of the proposed detectors by exploiting the measure of average mutual information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow, Scotland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Graph-based detector for BLAST architecture'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this