Class of Four-Group Quasi-Orthogonal STBC Achieving Full Rate and Full Diversity for any Number of Antennas
Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: PIMRC 2005
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Yuen, Chau; Guan, Yong Liang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Tjhung, Tjeng Thiang (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
We propose and construct a new class of full-rate fulldiversity Quasi-Orthogonal Space-Time Block Code (QOSTBC), namely Four-Group QO-STBC (4Gp-QOSTBC), which can support any number of transmit antennas. 4Gp-QOSTBC can linearly separate the symbols into four independent groups, such that symbols within a group is orthogonal to all other symbols in another groups, and the maximum-likelihood (ML) decoder of the code only needs to jointly decode the symbols within the same group. The number of symbols required for joint detection of the newly proposed 4Gp-QOSTBC is half of that required by the existing QO-STBCs with the same code rate, and their full-diversity decoding performances are comparable. We also extend the proposed code construction to obtain 6Gp-QOSTBC and 8Gp-QOSTBC, which have even lower decoding complexity, albeit at a slight loss in code rate.