Non-coherent Receivers for Orthogonal Space-Time CPM

Tarkesh PANDE  Heon HUH  James KROGMEIER  David LOVE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.6   pp.2072-2084
Publication Date: 2009/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.2072
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
continuous phase modulation,  orthogonal space-time block codes,  non-coherent receivers,  

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Summary: 
Continuous phase modulation (CPM) is a non-linear modulation technique whose power and bandwidth efficiency make it an attractive choice for mobile communication systems. Current research has focused on devising encoding rules for using CPM over multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems in order to obtain the improved bit error rate (BER) and high data rates promised by MIMO technology. In this paper, optimal and suboptimal non-coherent receivers for a class of CPM signals called orthogonal space-time CPM (OST-CPM) are derived under a quasi-static fading channel assumption. The performance of these receivers is characterized and shown to achieve the same diversity order as that of the corresponding optimal coherent receiver.