Channel orthogonalizing precoder for open-loop QO-STBC systems

Heejin Kim, Heunchul Lee, Inkyu Lee

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This paper proposes a new preprocessing scheme for rate-one quasi-orthogonal space-time block code (QO-STBC), which requires no channel state information at the transmitter. We consider QO-STBCs in real domain so as to utilize the real-valued multidimensional constellation. First, we derive a precoding matrix which makes the effective channel matrix of QO-STBC column-wise orthogonal. Surprisingly, the proposed scheme provides the channel gains identical to the singular values of the channel matrix of STBCs. Since singular value decomposition based precoding method provides better performance than other conventional maximum-likelihood decoding method in coded systems, the proposed scheme outperforms other STBC schemes in coded systems without feedback information, while reducing the decoding complexity dramatically. Second, we employ the rotated multidimensional constellation in order to achieve full diversity in uncoded systems. Unlike the previous works where heuristic approaches should be needed to obtain solutions in QO-STBC systems with more than four transmit antennas, the proposed precoding combined with the rotated multidimensional constellation provides an optimal solution based on analysis regardless of the number of transmit antennas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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