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Multiresolution MBMS transmissions for MIMO UTRA LTE systems

Souto, N.S. ; Correia, A. ; Silva, J. C. ; Abreu, L. A.

Multiresolution MBMS transmissions for MIMO UTRA LTE systems, Proc IEEE International Symp. on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting - BTS, Las Vegas, United States, Vol. -, pp. - - -, March, 2008.

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Hierarchical constellations constitute a simple technique for achieving multiresolution and, therefore, are appealing for MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service). In this paper we consider the use of M-QAM hierarchical constellations (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) combined with MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) for the transmission of multicast and broadcast services in UTRA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Terrestrial Radio Access) Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Due to the demanding channel estimation requirements and the high sensitivity to interference resulting from the usage of several antennas and hierarchical constellations, an enhanced receiver based on the turbo concept is employed and its performance is evaluated.