Partial Feedback Based Orthogonal Space-Time Block Coding With Flexible Feedback Bits


The conventional orthogonal space-time block code (OSTBC) with limited feedback has fixed p-1 feedback bits for the specific ntp transmit antennas. A new partial feedback based OSTBC which provides flexible feedback bits is proposed in this paper. The proposed scheme inherits the properties of having a simple decoder and the full diversity of OSTBC, moreover, preserves full data rate. Simulation results show that for ntp transmit antennas, the proposed scheme has the similar performance with the conventional one by using p-1 feedback bits, whereas has the better performance with more feedback bits.

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Wang, L. and Chen, Z. (2013) Partial Feedback Based Orthogonal Space-Time Block Coding With Flexible Feedback Bits. Communications and Network, 5, 127-131. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.53B2024.

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