Code diversity in multiple antenna wireless communication

Journal Article

The standard approach to the design of individual space-time codes is based on optimizing diversity and coding gain. This geometric approach leads to remarkable examples, such as the Golden Code, for which the complexity of Maximum Likelihood (ML) decoding is considerable. Code diversity is an alternative approach where a small number of feedback bits are used to select from a family of space-time codes. Feedback can be combined with sub-optimal low complexity decoding of the component codes to match ML decoding performance of any individual code in the family. It can also be combined with ML decoding of the component codes to improve performance beyond ML decoding performance of any individual code. One method of implementing code diversity is the use of feedback to adapt the phase of a transmitted signal. Phase adaptation with the 4 × 4 Quasi-Orthogonal Space-Time Code (QOSTBC) is shown to be almost information lossless; that is, this form of space-time coding does not reduce the capacity of the underlying multiple antenna wireless channel. Code diversity can also be used to improve performance of multi-user detection by reducing interference between users. Phase adaptation with two Alamouti users makes it possible for the Zero Forcing (ZF) or decorrelating detector to match the performance of ML joint detection. © 2008 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wu, Y; Calderbank, R

Published Date

  • September 29, 2008

Published In

  • Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 1078 - 1082

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ISIT.2008.4595153

Citation Source

  • Scopus