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Training-Embedded, Single-Symbol ML-Decodable, Distributed STBCs for Relay Networks

Harshan, J and Rajan, BS and Hjorungnes, A (2010) Training-Embedded, Single-Symbol ML-Decodable, Distributed STBCs for Relay Networks. In: Communications (ICC), 2010 IEEE International Conference on , 23-27 May 2010, Cape Town.

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Recently, a special class of complex designs called Training-Embedded Complex Orthogonal Designs (TE-CODs) has been introduced to construct single-symbol Maximum Likelihood decodable (SSD) distributed space-time block codes (DSTBCs) for two-hop wireless relay networks using the amplify and forward protocol. However, to implement DSTBCs from square TE-CODs, the overhead due to the transmission of training symbols becomes prohibitively large as the number of relays increase. In this paper, we propose TE-Coordinate Interleaved Orthogonal Designs (TE-CIODs) to construct SSD DSTBCs. Exploiting the block diagonal structure of TE-CIODs, we show that the overhead due to the transmission of training symbols to implement DSTBCs from TE-CIODs is smaller than that for TE-CODs. We also show that DSTBCs from TE-CIODs offer higher rate than those from TE-CODs for identical number of relays while maintaining the SSD and full-diversity properties.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 06:40
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38989

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