Space-Path Spreading for High Rate MIMO MC-CDMA Systems with Transmit Diversity

Juinn Horng Deng*, Jwo-Yuh Wu, Ta-Sung Lee

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A new MIMO transceiver is proposed for the downlink of high data rate multicarrier CDMA (MC-CDMA) systems over frequency-selective multipath channels. The design of the transceiver involves the following procedure. First, the data stream is demultiplexed into multiple substreams, which are then encoded by a set of space time block codes (STBC) for achieving spatial diversity. Second, the coded substreams are spread by a set of "space-path" spreading (SPS) codes which is designed to achieve path multiplexing by exploiting independent multipath channels and pre-suppress the multiple access interference (MAI) without the use of channel state information (CSI). These substreams are then transmitted simultaneously from multiple antennas. At each mobile station, a simple matched filter (MF) is used to despread the received data. Linearly combining the MF outputs with the aid of CSI and employing a multi-user detection scheme can then separate the mutually interfering signals from the multiple transmit antennas and restore the diversity gain due to SPS and STBC. An increased spectral efficiency and diversity gain can thus be achieved at the same time. Simulation results confirm that the proposed transceiver offers better performance than the conventional BLAST transceiver, and achieves nearly the performance of STBC and space-time spreading BLAST transceiver.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20035 Dec 2003


ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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