Improved Alamouti STBC Multi-Antenna System Using Hadamard Matrices


To achieve multiple input multiple output (MIMO) in wireless communication, the orthogonal space-time block coding (OSTBC) is evaluated next. At first, the OSTBC design is extended to include Hadamard matrix, referred to in this work, as traditional Hadamard OSTBC. Next, the Hadamard matrix is imposed on the conventional OSTBC, which is referred to, in this work as, Alamouti-Hadamard STBC. Both the traditional Hadamard OSTBC and the conventional STBC are compared with the Alamouti-Hadamard STBC. It will be shown that imposing the Hadamard conditions over the conventional OSTBC, the performance of the OSTBC 2-transmit antenna scheme can be significantly improved in terms of BER performance. All propositions are well supported with analytical derivations.

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Anoh, K. , Ochonogor, O. , Abd-Alhameed, R. , Jones, S. and Mapuka, T. (2014) Improved Alamouti STBC Multi-Antenna System Using Hadamard Matrices. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 7, 83-89. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2014.73010.

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