Transmit diversity over quasi-static fading channels using multiple antennas and random signal mapping
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We introduce a new scheme that achieves a diversity gain for coded systems under static fading conditions by using multiple antennas and random signal mapping. It is shown that as the number of transmit antennas N goes to infinity, the effective channel behaves as if it were perfectly interleaved (i.e. as if the fading was independent). When N is small, further performance gain can be achieved by expanding the original signal constellation. Simulation results show that N8 is enough to achieve close to the performance of a perfectly interleaved system.
ICC 2000: IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS, CONFERENCE RECORD, VOLS 1-3
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Li, Y., Georghiades, C. N., & Huang, G.