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Full-space diversity and full-rate distributed space–time block codes for amplify-and-forward relaying networks


El Astal, MT and Salmon, BP and Olivier, JC, Full-space diversity and full-rate distributed space-time block codes for amplify-and-forward relaying networks, The Journal of Engineering, July 2014 pp. 1-6. ISSN 2051-3305 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1049/joe.2014.0063


In this study, the authors propose a full-rate distributed space–time block code (D-STBC) that can operate on an arbitrary number of available relaying nodes which generates minimal network overhead when incorporating additional relaying nodes into transmission stream. The proposed D-STBC also does not require any coordination among participating relaying nodes to share any information among each other. The design of the code allows for single-symbol decoding complexity which is not always possible in other D-STBC’s when the number of relaying nodes increases. The proposed D-STBC requires a minimum of two participating relaying nodes and because of anonymity among the relaying nodes to each the addition or removal of relaying nodes can be done with ease without disrupting the transmission. They present empirical results in this study to support these claims of the proposed code.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:distributed STBC, full-rate, full-diversity, control-information overhead
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Communications engineering
Research Field:Signal processing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:El Astal, MT (Mr Mohammed El Astal)
UTAS Author:Salmon, BP (Dr Brian Salmon)
UTAS Author:Olivier, JC (Professor JC Olivier)
ID Code:97842
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-01-15
Last Modified:2015-04-15
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