Full-rate full-diversity STBCs for three and four transmit antennas

Basar E. , AYGOLU U.

ELECTRONICS LETTERS, cilt.44, sa.18, ss.1076-1077, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 18
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1049/el:20081676
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1076-1077


A novel technique is presented for the construction of full-rate, full-diversity space-time block codes (STBCs) from orthogonal STBCs (OSTBCs), having empty slots left in their codeword matrices for orthogonality. Two new STBCs are obtained, which are both full-rate and full-diversity, for three and four transmit antennas. The higher decoding complexity of these structures is reduced owing to non-orthogonality by using a conditional maximum-likelihood decoder. The new optimised codes provide better error performance than their full-rate full-diversity counterparts given in the literature.