Extending the Alamouti Space-Time Block Code to 4 Transmit Antennas

Seminar
Monday, January 12, 2004
6:00 PM
Free and open to the public

The 2x2 block space-time code introduced by Alamouti appears in the open loop transmit diversity mode in WCDMA and has been proposed for many other applications. We describe a generalization of this code for 4 transmit antennas that achieves full diversity, maximum rate and no constellation expansion.

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Speaker

Robert Calderbank

Princeton University