Once we are moving to the 5G system it is imperative to reduce the complexity of massive MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple Output) receivers. This paper considers the uplink transmission using massive MIMO combined with SC-FDE (Single-Carrier with Frequency-Domain Equalization). We propose an iterative frequency-domain receiver merging IB-DFE (Iterative Block Decision-Feedback Equalizer) with MRC (Maximal Ratio Combining). We propose a novel approach to reduce the complexity of the receiver by avoiding matrix inversions while maintaining a level of performance very close to the Matched Filter Bound (MFB), which makes it an excellent option for 5G systems.
- Massive MIMO