Constellation randomization (CoRa) for outage performance improvement on MIMO channels
2004 (English)In: Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010), 2010 IEEE, 2004, 386-390 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This work studies a new concept, "constellation randomization" (CoRa), for performance improvement of transmission over quasi-static (block fading) multidimensional ("MIMO") channels with small signal constellations. The motivation behind CoRa is to reduce some of the mutual information penalty associated with the use of a finite input alphabet for signalling on a static, possibly ill-conditioned, channel. We show, both via information-theoretic considerations, and via Monte-Carlo simulation of the frame-error-rate (FER) of a coded system, that CoRa can offer a lower outage probability than a conventional spatial multiplexing system that uses a fixed signal constellation. In our examples the improvement offered by CoRa is comparable to that offered by linear (complex-field) precoding. This is interesting, because the performance gain of CoRa comes at virtually no computational expense.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 386-390 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77267DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2004.1377975ISBN: 0-7803-8794-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77267DiVA: diva2:526024
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 2004. GLOBECOM '04. 29 Nov.-3 Dec. 2004, Dallas Texas, USA