Improved space-time trellis codes for correlated MIMO channels

Bruno Clerckx, Vanhoenacker Janvier Danielle, Luc Vandendorpe

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Space-time code designs commonly rely on the assumption of independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) Rayleigh channels. However poor scattering conditions can have detrimental effects on the performance of space-time codes. In this paper, we derive new Space-Time Trellis Codes that are robust in the presence of a large variety of propagation conditions. First, robust space-time trellis codes are derived when the transmitter has no channel knowledge. Then, trellis codes exploiting some statistical knowledge of the channel at the transmitter are presented. Codes satisfying those criteria are shown to perform much better in real-world channels than codes designed only for i.i.d. channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2394-2398
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE 60th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2004-Fall: Wireless Technologies for Global Security - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Sep 262004 Sep 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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