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On the Performance of Algebraic STBCs in WiMax Systems

Héliot, F, Hoshyar, R and Tafazolli, R (2008) On the Performance of Algebraic STBCs in WiMax Systems In: ICT Mobile Summit, 2008-06-10 - 2010-06-12, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Abstract

WiMax is a wireless technology promising to deliver high data rates over large areas to a great number of users. In this paper, the performances of several algebraic space-time codes are investigated in a WiMax environment for different multi-antennae configurations, and by applying various detection methods. These performances are then compared against those of other space-time codes supported by the WiMax technology. The new results obtained here indicate that the algebraic space-time block codes, which are known to greatly outperform any other kind of space-time block codes in uncoded systems, perform slightly better than simple spatial multiplexing schemes in WiMax systems, but with a far greater decoding complexity. They also show that orthogonal space-time or spatial multiplexing codes are better adapted than algebraic space-time codes to multiple antennae transmission in WiMax systems, when performance and complexity are both taken into account.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Depositing User: Fabien Heliot
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 16:32
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:39
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2654

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