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High-rate, Single-Symbol Decodable Distributed STBCs for Partially-Coherent Cooperative Networks

Sreedhar, D and Chockalingam, A and Rajan, B Sundar (2008) High-rate, Single-Symbol Decodable Distributed STBCs for Partially-Coherent Cooperative Networks. In: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, JUL 06-11, 2008, Toronto.

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Space-time block codes (STBCs) that are single-symbol decodable (SSD) in a co-located multiple antenna setting need not be SSD in a distributed cooperative communication setting. A relay network with N relays and a single source-destination pair is called a partially-coherent relay channel (PCRC) if the destination has perfect channel state information (CSI) of an the channels and the relays have only the phase information of the source-to-relay channels. In our earlier work, we had derived a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for a distributed STBC (DSTBC) to be SSD for a PCRC. Using these conditions, in this paper we show that the possibility of channel phase compensation operation at the relay nodes using partial CSI at the relays increases the possible rate of SSD DSTBCs from 2/N when the relays do not have CSI to 1/2, which is independent of N. We also show that when a DSTBC is SSD for a PCRC, then arbitrary coordinate interleaving of the in-phase and quadrature-phase components of the variables does not disturb its SSD property. Using this property we are able to construct codes that are SSD and have higher rate than 2/N but giving full diversity only for signal constellations satisfying certain conditions.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 07:21
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26480

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