On maximum-likelihood detection and decoding for space-time coding systems
2002 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, ISSN 1053-587X, E-ISSN 1941-0476, Vol. 50, no 4, 937-944 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Space-time coding (STC) schemes for communication systems employing multiple transmit and receive antennas have been attracting increased attention. In this paper, we address two interrelated problems: detection of space-time codes under various interference conditions and information transfer from the STC detector to an error-correcting channel decoder. By taking a systematic maximum-likelihood (ML) approach to the joint detection and decoding problem, we show how to design optimal detectors and how to integrate them with a channel decoder. We also discuss various aspects of channel modeling for STC communication receivers. In particular, while many previous works on space-time coding assume that the channel is a stochastic quantity, we findthat a deterministic channel model can have some advantages for the receiver design. Finally, we illustrate our results by numerical examples.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 50, no 4, 937-944 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77111DOI: 10.1109/78.992142OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77111DiVA: diva2:524873