A robust STBC-based transmit diversity scheme for OFDM systems over spatially transmit correlated fading channels

Eunseok Ko, Daesik Hong

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In this paper, we propose a robust space-time block coded (STBC)-based transmit diversity scheme with low decoding complexity against spatially transmit-correlated fading channels compared with the conventional STBC orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (STBC-OFDM) schemes. The proposed scheme is comprised of Alamouti code for spatial diversity and a simple mapping process with subcarrier selection for frequency diversity. Proceeding from a detailed analysis of the rank and determinant of the channel correlation matrix, we present a proper subcarrier selection scheme satisfying the conditions for robustness against spatial transmit correlation. Furthermore, when the receiver employs a low-complexity decoder such as a zero-forcing decoder, the proposed scheme shows improved performance compared with the existing space-frequency coded OFDM schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-991
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received May 17, 2005; revised February 10, 2006 and April 10, 2006. This work was supported in part by the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Evaluation and Planning (KITEP). This work was also supported in part by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MOE), the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy (MOCIE), and the Ministry of Labor (MOLAB) through the fostering project of the Lab of Excellency. The review of this paper was coordinated by Prof. X.-G. Xia.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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