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Multigroup-Decodable STBCs from Clifford Algebras

Karmakar, S and Rajan, BS (2006) Multigroup-Decodable STBCs from Clifford Algebras. In: Proceedings of IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2006), , 29 Oct 2006, Chengdu, China.

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A Space-Time Block Code (STBC) in K symbols (variables) is called g-group decodable STBC if its maximum-likelihood decoding metric can be written as a sum of g terms such that each term is a function of a subset of the K variables and each variable appears in only one term. In this paper we provide a general structure of the weight matrices of multi-group decodable codes using Clifford algebras. Without assuming that the number of variables in each group to be the same, a method of explicitly constructing the weight matrices of full-diversity, delay-optimal g-group decodable codes is presented for arbitrary number of antennas. For the special case of Nt=2a we construct two subclass of codes: (i) A class of 2a-group decodable codes with rate a2(a−1), which is, equivalently, a class of Single-Symbol Decodable codes, (ii) A class of (2a−2)-group decodable with rate (a−1)2(a−2), i.e., a class of Double-Symbol Decodable codes. Simulation results show that the DSD codes of this paper perform better than previously known Quasi-Orthogonal Designs.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 04:47
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 04:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42016

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