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Bandwidth Efficient OFDM Transmitter Diversity Techniques

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20042004:240895

  • Received: 17 December 2002
  • Published:


Space-time block-coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmitter diversity techniques have been shown to be efficient means of achieving near-optimal diversity gain in frequency-selective fading channels. However, these known techniques all require a cyclic prefix to be added to the transmitted symbols, resulting in bandwidth expansion. In this paper, iterative space-time and space-frequency block-coded OFDM transmitter diversity techniques are proposed that exploit spatial diversity to improve spectral efficiency by eliminating the need for a cyclic prefix.

Keywords and phrases

  • space-time coding
  • space-frequency coding
  • transmitter diversity
  • OFDM
  • channel estimation
  • pilot symbols

Authors’ Affiliations

Multimedia Architecture Lab, Motorola Labs, Schaumburg, IL 60196, USA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0250, USA


© Lee and Williams. 2004