Recent Developments in Channel Estimation and Detection for MIMO Systems

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It is well known that Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems can provide very high spectral efficiencies in a rich scattering propagation medium Telatar (1999). They are hence a promising solution for high-speed, spectrally efficient, and reliable wireless communication Raoof et al. (2008) .When coherent signal detection is to be performed at the receiver, Channel State Information at the Receiver (CSIR) is required, for which a channel estimation step is necessary. Channel estimation plays a critical role in the performance of the receiver. It is a real challenge in practical MIMO systems where the quality of data recovery is as important as attaining a high data throughput.