Linear dispersion codes for a (not so) large number of receive antennas

Bruno Clercks, Danielle Vanhoenacker-Janvier, Luc Vandendorpe

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Linear Dispersion Codes (LDCs) are high-rate codes that exploit both the spectral efficiency and the diversity a Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) system may offer. However they are complex to design for high-spectral efficiency and their designs have been limited to the case of independent and identically Rayleigh distributed (i.i.d.) channels. In this paper we design channel correlations based LDCs under the assumption of a large number of receive antennas and show by simulations, that large gains can be obtained from such designed codes. Moreover, deep connections between so designed codes and capacity achieving codes are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1284-1288
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Clercks, B., Vanhoenacker-Janvier, D., & Vandendorpe, L. (2004). Linear dispersion codes for a (not so) large number of receive antennas. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 60(2), 1284-1288.