A Differential MIMO SC-FDE Transceiver Design over Multipath Fast Fading Channels

Juinn-Horng DENG
Jeng-Kuang HWANG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B    No.7    pp.1939-1942
Publication Date: 2010/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.1939
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
single-carrier frequency domain equalization,  multiple-input multiple-output,  differential detection,  

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In this paper, we propose a new differential MIMO single-carrier system with frequency-domain equalization (SC-FDE) aided by the insertion of cyclic prefix. This block transmission system not only inherits all the merits of the SISO SC-FDE system, but is also equipped with a differential space-time block coding (DSTBC) such as to combat the fast-changing frequency selective fading channels without the needs to estimate and then compensate the channel effects. Hence, for practical applications, it has the additional merits of decoding simplicity and robustness against high mobility transmission environments. Computer simulations show that the proposed system can provide diversity benefit as the non-differential system does, while greatly reducing the receiver complexity.