Efficient Multipath Diversity Receiver for STBC Block Transmission System

Jieling WANG
Hong YANG
Kechu YI

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B    No.1    pp.219-221
Publication Date: 2010/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.219
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
STBC,  SC-FDE,  maximal ratio combining,  

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Summary: 
A space-time and multipath diversity combining algorithm is presented for STBC single carrier block transmission system with two transmit and one receive antennas. The initial solution is achieved by an STBC-based frequency domain equalizer, and the multipath components in the received signal are decoupled by this initial solution and channel state information. Finally, STBC combining is carried out on each decoupled multipath component separately, and then the single carrier output branches are combined further using the maximal ratio combining (MRC) algorithm.