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ISRN Signal Processing
Volume 2011, Article ID 384162, 3 pages
Research Article

PCA-Combined Receive Antenna Selection for MMSE V-BLAST in Correlated Channels

Department of Communications Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Min-Hsiung, Chiayi 621, Taiwan

Received 9 December 2010; Accepted 18 January 2011

Academic Editor: E. Ciaccio

Copyright © 2011 Chia-Chang Hu and Chi-Tsung Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A computationally efficient receive antenna subset selection in conjunction with the principal component analysis (PCA) is proposed for the minimum mean square error (MMSE) V-BLAST systems in correlated channels. This proposed PCA-combined antenna subset selection is capable of sustaining system performance and reducing complexity burden in signal processing and hardware cost.