Publication IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer SciencesVol.E98-ANo.8pp.1858-1859 Publication Date: 2015/08/01 Online ISSN: 1745-1337 DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.1858 Type of Manuscript: LETTER Category: Communication Theory and Signals Keyword: massive MIMO, quasi-orthogonal STBC, full-rate,
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Summary: Although Quasi Orthogonal Space Time Block Code (QOSTBC) is capable of achieving a full rate transmission for more than two transmit antennas, its generation entails a complex algorithm to create the transmission matrix for a very large number of antennas. This paper presents a simplified generation scheme of QOSTBC, which can be generalized to 2k antennas for any positive integer k. In addition, under a realistic massive MIMO with up to 16 transmit and receive antennas, the performance evaluation is conducted. It is verified that the proposed scheme provides significant performance with BPSK and QPSK modulation formats in Rayleigh fading channels.