Frequency-Domain Space-Time Block Coded-Joint Transmit/Receive Diversity for Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum Signal Transmission

Hiromichi TOMEBA  Kazuaki TAKEDA  Fumiyuki ADACHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.3   pp.597-606
Publication Date: 2007/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.3.597
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
frequency-selective fading channel,  frequency-domain pre-equalization,  space-time block coding,  transmit/receive antenna diversity,  DSSS,  

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Summary: 
Recently, we proposed space-time block coded-joint transmit/receive antenna diversity (STBC-JTRD) for narrow band transmission in a frequency-nonselective fading channel; it allows an arbitrary number of transmit antennas while limiting the number of receive antennas to 4. In this paper, we extend STBC-JTRD to the case of frequency-selective fading channels and propose frequency-domain STBC-JTRD for broadband direct sequence-spread spectrum (DSSS) signal transmission. A conditional bit error rate (BER) analysis is presented. The average BER performance in a frequency-selective Rayleigh fading is evaluated by Monte-Carlo numerical computation method using the derived conditional BER and is confirmed by computer simulation of the signal transmission. Performance comparison between frequency-domain STBC-JTRD transmission and joint space-time transmit diversity (STTD) and frequency-domain equalization (FDE) reception is also presented.