Novel Distributed Space-Time Trellis Codes for Relay Systems over Cascaded Rayleigh Fading

Ilhan H., Altunbaş İ. , Uysal M.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, cilt.14, sa.12, ss.1140-1142, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/lcomm.2010.102610.101133
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1140-1142


In this letter, we consider the deployment of distributed space-time trellis codes (STTCs) for user cooperation. We derive a pairwise error probability (PEP) expression for distributed STTCs over cascaded Rayleigh fading channels. Using the derived PEP expression, we determine a code design criterion and propose novel 4-/8-/16-state 4-PSK and 8-/16-state 8-PSK distributed STTCs through a systematic code search. We confirm the superiority of the proposed codes through extensive Monte-Carlo simulations.