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Distributed space-time block coding for 3 and 4 relay nodes: Imperfect synchronisation and a solution

By F.C. Zheng, A.G. Burr and S. Olafsson


Most research on distributed space time block coding (STBC) has so far focused on the case of 2 relay nodes and assumed that the relay nodes are perfectly synchronised at the symbol level. By applying STBC to 3-or 4-relay node systems, this paper shows that imperfect synchronisation causes significant performance degradation to the conventional detector. To this end, we propose a new STBC detection solution based on the principle of parallel interference cancellation (PIC). The PIC detector is moderate in computational complexity but is very effective in suppressing the impact of imperfect synchronisation

Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1109/pimrc.2007.4394369
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