Who's On First In 5G Mobile Networks: Equalizers or Polarization Diversity Combiners?


This paper studies combine-then-equalize and equalize-then-combine receiver architectures in a multicarrier scenario motivated by 5G cellular systems. The BER performance of these two receiver architectures with polarization diversity is compared. The results show that the combine-then-equalize approach better exploits the inherent diversity in the system.

Intermountain Engineering, Technology and Computing (IETC)
Farah Arabian
Farah Arabian
Cellular Interoperability Engineer, EE PhD

My research interests include 5G cellular networks, Digital communication theory, and signal processing.