A New Quaternion Design for Space-Time-Polarization Block Code with Full Diversity

Huanfei MA  Haibin KAN  Hideki IMAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.2    pp.671-674
Publication Date: 2009/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.671
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
MIMO,  Space-Time block code,  orthogonal design,  quaternion,  

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Construction of quaternion design for Space-Time-Polarization Block Codes (STPBCs) is a hot but difficult topic. This letter introduces a novel way to construct high dimensional quaternion designs based on any existing low dimensional quaternion orthogonal designs(QODs) for STPBC, while preserving the merits of the original QODs such as full diversity and simple decoding. Furthermore, it also provides a specific schema to reach full diversity and maximized code gain by signal constellation rotation on the polarization plane.