Maximum rank distance codes for space time block coding: A comparative study

Hafiz M. Asif*, Ernst M. Gabidulin, Bahram Honary

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Abstract

In this paper, the construction of space time block (STBC) over maximum rank distance (MRD) codes is presented for different configuration of transmit antennas. Different fields are used to construct such codes. To conserve the rank of the code, Gaussian integers have been used for modulation for 3-transmit antenna scenario to evaluate their performance. Furthermore, a comparative study with corresponding orthogonal code is also presented. First, It is shown through simulation that rank codes in any antenna configuration can achieve full diversity gain similar to what orthogonal codes can do in most cases. The simulation results show that orthogonal codes generally perform better than MRD for any given configuration. However, a special case is described in which rank code outperforms orthogonal code for 2 × 1 antenna configuration provided the two conditions are satisfied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies, NGMAST 2011
Pages206-211
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies, NGMAST 2011 - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 14 2011Sep 16 2011

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2161-2889
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2897

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies, NGMAST 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff, Wales
Period9/14/119/16/11

Keywords

  • diversity gain
  • Galois field
  • Gaussian integers
  • Orthogonal code
  • rank code
  • space time block code

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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