In this letter, we propose an extension of the probabilistic tree pruning sphere decoding (PTP-SD) algorithm that provides further improvement of the computational complexity with minimal extra cost and negligible performance penalty. In contrast to the PTP-SD that considers the tightening of necessary conditions in the sphere search using per-layer radius adjustment, the proposed method focuses on the sphere radius control strategy when a candidate lattice point is found. For this purpose, the dynamic radius update strategy depending on the lattice point found as well as the lattice independent radius selection scheme are jointly exploited. As a result, while maintaining the effectiveness of the PTP-SD, further reduction of the computational complexity, in particular for high SNR regime, can be achieved. From simulations in multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) channels, it is shown that the proposed method provides a considerable improvement in complexity with near-ML performance.
- Maximum likelihood decoding
- Multiple inputmultiple output
- Probabilistic tree Pruning
- Sphere decoding
- Sphere radius
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering