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
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant

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