New High-Rate STBC with Good Dispersion Property

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: PDF

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Yuen, Chau; Guan, Yong Liang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Tjhung, Tjeng Thiang (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

In this paper, several new high-rate STBCs with transmit diversity gain of two are proposed. The proposed STBCs can flexibly support either three or four transmit antennas, and a code rate of between two to four. We show that they have good symbol dispersion property that leads to better BER performance under spatially-correlated MIMO channels or when the number of transmit antennas is reduced from four to three. They also have better coding gain and lower decoding complexity than some existing high-rate STBCs at the same spectral efficiency.