Integration of code diversity and long-range channel prediction in wireless communication


Journal Article

Code diversity integrates space-time coding with beamforming by using a small number of feedback bits to select from a family of space-time codes. Different codes lead to different induced channels at the receiver, where Channel State information (CSI) is used to instruct the transmitter how to choose the code. Feedback can be combined with sub-optimal low complexity decoding of the component codes to match Maximum-Likelihood (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. Prior analysis of code diversity did not take into account the effect of the mobile speed and the delay in the feedback channel. This paper demonstrates the practicality of code diversity in space-time coded systems by showing that predicted performance gains based on instantaneous feedback are largely preserved when the feedback is based on long-range prediction of rapidly time-varying correlated fading channels. Simulations are presented for two channel models; the first is the Jakes model where angles of arrival are uniformly distributed and the arrival rays have equal strengths, and the second is a model derived from a physical scattering environment where the parameters associated with the reflectors vary in time and the arrival rays have different strengths and non-symmetric arrival angles. © 2009 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wu, Y; Jia, T; Calderbank, R; Duel-Hallen, A; Hallen, H

Published Date

  • December 1, 2009

Published In

  • Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, Iceaa '09

Start / End Page

  • 241 - 244

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ICEAA.2009.5297458

Citation Source

  • Scopus