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—We recently investigated the spectral efficiency, achievable with a symbol-by-symbol receiver, for linear modulations employing time-frequency packing. In this paper, we will investigate the improvements that can be obtained by increasing the receiver complexity. In the numerical results, we will mainly concentrate on time packing (an extension of the so(More)
—We design of an efficient channel shortener for nonlinear satellite channels. When the memory of the channel is too large to be taken into account by a full complexity detector, excellent performance can be achieved by properly filtering the received signal followed by a reduced-state detector. This letter derives closed-form expressions for the front-end(More)
—We consider channels affected by intersymbol interference with reduced-complexity, mutual information optimized, channel-shortening detection. For such settings, we optimize the transmit filter, taking into consideration the reduced receiver complexity constraint. As figure of merit, we consider the achievable information rate of the entire system and with(More)
5G cellular communications promise to deliver the giga-bit experience to mobile users, with a capacity increase of up to three orders of magnitude with respect to current LTE systems. There is widespread agreement that such an ambitious goal will be realized through a combination of innovative techniques involving different network layers. At the physical(More)
—We study the achievable rates by a single user in multibeam satellite scenarios. We show alternatives to the conventional symbol-by-symbol detection applied at user terminals. Single user detection is known to suffer from strong degradation when the terminal is located near the edge of the coverage area, and when aggressive frequency reuse is adopted. For(More)
—We consider realistic satellite communications systems for broadband and broadcasting applications, based on frequency-division-multiplexed linear modulations, where spectral efficiency is one of the main figures of merit. For these systems, we investigate their ultimate performance limits by using a framework to compute the spectral efficiency when(More)