Space-frequency coded MIMO-OFDM with variable multiplexing-diversity tradeoff


Helmut Bölcskei, Moritz Borgmann, and Arogyaswami J. Paulraj


Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Anchorage, AK, Vol. 4, pp. 2837-2841, May 2003

DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2003.1204527

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Space-frequency coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is capable of realizing both spatial and frequency-diversity gains in multipath multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) fading channels. This naturally leads to the question of variable allocation of the channel's degrees of freedom to multiplexing and diversity transmission modes. In this paper, we provide a systematic method for the design of space-frequency codes with variable multiplexing-diversity tradeoffs. Simulation results illustrate the performance of the proposed codes.

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