Space Time Block Code Classification for MIMO Signals Exploiting Cyclostationarity

Turan M., Oner M., Cirpan H.

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, Canada, 8 - 12 June 2015, pp.4996-5001 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: London
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.4996-5001
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Blind and noncooperative identification of the transmission parameters of unknown communication signals has been employed both in military and civilian applications. Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) transmission systems emerging in the last decade pose new challenges to the signal identification systems, one of which is the identification of the Space-Time Block Code (STBC) used in the transmission. In this work, we present a novel STBC classification algorithm that exploits the joint wide sense cyclostationary characteristics of the coded transmit signals as discriminating features. Compared to existing algorithms, the proposed method can discriminate between a large number of different STBCs.