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Reduced ML-Decoding Complexity, Full-Rate STBCs for 4 Transmit Antenna Systems

Srinath, Pavan K and Rajan, Sundar B (2010) Reduced ML-Decoding Complexity, Full-Rate STBCs for 4 Transmit Antenna Systems. In: 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, JUL 13, 2010, Austin, TX, pp. 2228-2232.

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For an n(t) transmit, n(r) receive antenna system (n(t) x nr system), a full-rate space time block code (STBC) transmits min(n(t), n(r)) complex symbols per channel use. In this paper, a scheme to obtain a full-rate STBC for 4 transmit antennas and any n(r), with reduced ML-decoding complexity is presented. The weight matrices of the proposed STBC are obtained from the unitary matrix representations of a Clifford Algebra. By puncturing the symbols of the STBC, full rate designs can be obtained for n(r) < 4. For any value of n(r), the proposed design offers the least ML-decoding complexity among known codes. The proposed design is comparable in error performance to the well known Perfect code for 4 transmit antennas while offering lower ML-decoding complexity. Further, when n(r) < 4, the proposed design has higher ergodic capacity than the punctured Perfect code. Simulation results which corroborate these claims are presented.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
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Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 08:03
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2011 08:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36379

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