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On Some Design Issues of Space-Time Coded Multi-Antenna Systems

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20022002:197084

  • Received: 30 May 2001
  • Published:


This paper concerns some design issues and tradeoffs of communication systems equipped with multiple transmit and receive antennas. The general space-time coding/modulation structure by Tarokh et al. (1999) is considered. Several design issues are investigated for this structure. The layered space-time architecture by Foschini (1996) is revisited as a special case of the general structure. It is also used to demonstrate the design and complexity tradeoffs of the system. Through intuitive and analytical explanations, as well as simulations, the design considerations for these space-time transmission structures and their contributions to the performance are shown.


  • space-time codes
  • array processing
  • iterative processing

Authors’ Affiliations

Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ 07733, USA
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD 20742, USA


© Su and Geraniotis 2002