A novel full-rate full-diversity STBC with application to WiMAX

Conference Paper

We 1 present a novel full-rate full-diversity orthogonal space-time block code for QPSK modulation and 4 transmit antennas based on quaternionic algebra. The code does not result in constellation expansion unlike other fullrate full-diversity codes in the literature. The quaternionic structure of the code is exploited to reduce the complexity of maximum likelihood (ML) coherent decoding from a size- 256 search to a size-16 search. Furthermore, we show how to modify this low-complexity coherent ML decoding rule to derive a non-coherent differential ML decoding rule. Finally, extensive simulation results in a WiMAX 802.16 broadband wireless access environment demonstrate that the proposed code increases the cell coverage area by 1.5 and 2.6 folds compared to single-antenna transmission at 10 -3 bit error rate when combined with 1 and 2 receive antenna(s), respectively.

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Cited Authors

  • Calderbank, R; Das, S; Al-Dhahir, N; Diggavi, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 1791 - 1795

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-2252

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0780391527

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/VETECF.2005.1558413

Citation Source

  • Scopus