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A Low-Complexity, Full-Rate, Full-Diversity 2 x 2 STBC with Golden Code's Coding Gain

Srinath, Pavan K and Rajan, Sundar B (2008) A Low-Complexity, Full-Rate, Full-Diversity 2 x 2 STBC with Golden Code's Coding Gain. In: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 08), NOV 30-DEC 04, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

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This paper presents a low-ML-decoding-complexity, full-rate, full-diversity space-time block code (STBC) for a 2 transmit antenna, 2 receive antenna multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system, with coding gain equal to that of the best and well known Golden code for any QAM constellation. Recently, two codes have been proposed (by Paredes, Gershman and Alkhansari and by Sezginer and Sari), which enjoy a lower decoding complexity relative to the Golden code, but have lesser coding gain. The 2 x 2 STBC presented in this paper has lesser decoding complexity for non-square QAM constellations, compared with that of the Golden code, while having the same decoding complexity for square QAM constellations. Compared with the Paredes-Gershman-Alkhansari and Sezginer-Sari codes, the proposed code has the same decoding complexity for non-rectangular QAM constellations. Simulation results, which compare the codeword error rate (CER) performance, are presented.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Series.: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom)
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 06:01
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 06:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36592

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