A new code design criterion for linear dispersive space-time block codes

Kahraman S., Çelebi M. E.

IEEE 15th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, Eskişehir, Turkey, 11 - 13 June 2007, pp.620-623 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2007.4298621
  • City: Eskişehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.620-623
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we present a new code design criterion for space-time block codes. Using the proposed criterion, it is possible to determine linear dispersive space-time block codes that are able to work in high rates such as R = 8 or 16 bit/channel use. These new codes differ from previously proposed linear dispersed codes by the simplicity of the transmitter design, in that, every antenna transmits strictly from a QAM constellation. Furthermore, the criterion aims to maximize the channel capacity by the help of crucial equation of number of symbols = number of channel uses X min(number of transmit antennas,number of receive antennas) and to minimize the bit-error probability at the same time. The minimization of symbol-error probability is achieved by the minimization of bit-error probability. We also produced some simulation results for comparison of the performances of various linear dispersive codes to strengthen our claims.