Multilevel Concatenated Space-Time Block Codes

Shang-Chih MA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E93-A   No.10   pp.1845-1847
Publication Date: 2010/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E93.A.1845
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Coding Theory
multilevel coding,  set partitioning,  space-time block codes,  

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An alternative design for constructing multilevel space-time codes is proposed. For a given space-time block code, we combine several component codes in conjunction with set partitioning of the expanded signal constellation according to the coding gain distance criterion. The error performance of an example code is compared with a traditional multilevel space-time code in computer simulation.