Diversity analysis for space-time-frequency (STF) coded MIMO system with a general correlation model

Mang Liao, Youguang Zhang, Zixiang Xiong

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Previous works on space-time-frequency (STF) codes have focused on frequency-selective but independent fading channels for MIMO-OFDM systems. However, insufficient antenna space, mobile scenarios, and multipath in practice cause correlation in the spatial, temporal, and frequency domains. This paper studies the effect of STF coding on the performance of MIMO-OFDM systems with general spatial, temporal, and frequency/path correlated channels. Specifically, we first derive an upper bound on the maximum achievable diversity and then prove achievability by giving an STF code design example. Finally, we show that our general diversity result recovers those in the existing literature for special correlation structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2013
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467359399
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2013 - Shanghai International Convention Center, Shanghai, China
Duration: 7 Apr 201310 Apr 2013


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleWCNC 2013
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