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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Joint Estimation and Decoding of Space-Time Trellis Codes

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20022002:182187

  • Received: 31 May 2001
  • Published:


We explore the possibility of using an emerging tool in statistical signal processing, sequential importance sampling (SIS), for joint estimation and decoding of space-time trellis codes (STTC). First, we provide background on SIS, and then we discuss its application to space-time trellis code (STTC) systems. It is shown through simulations that SIS is suitable for joint estimation and decoding of STTC with time-varying flat-fading channels when phase ambiguity is avoided. We used a design criterion for STTCs and temporally correlated channels that combats phase ambiguity without pilot signaling. We have shown by simulations that the design is valid.


  • space-time coding
  • sequential importance sampling
  • Kalman filtering
  • phase ambiguity
  • design criterion

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2350, USA


© Zhang and Djurić 2002