In this paper, we propose a turbo receiver for joint activity detection and data decoding in grant-free massive random access, which iterates between a detector and a belief propagation (BP)-based channel decoder. Specifically, responsible for user activity detection, channel estimation, and soft data symbol detection, the detector is developed based on a bilinear inference problem that exploits the common sparsity pattern in the received pilot and data signals. The bilinear generalized approximate message passing (BiG-AMP) algorithm is adopted to solve the problem using probabilities of the transmitted data symbols estimated by the channel decoder as prior knowledge. In addition, extrinsic information is derived from the detector to improve the channel decoding accuracy of the decoder. Simulation results show significant improvements achieved by the proposed turbo receiver compared with conventional designs.
|Title of host publication||2021 IEEE 22nd International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC)|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2021|