The Code Design of the Space-time Trellis Codes with Dynamic Transmit Power Allocation

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Space-time trellis codes (STTCs) have been shown to efficiently use transmit diversity to improve the error performance. In existing space-time trellis codes, the transmit power is equally distributed across all transmit antennas. However, this power allocation strategy is not optimum regarding the error performance. In this paper, we propose a design of space-time trellis codes with dynamic transmit power allocation (STTCs/DTPA), when partial channel state information (CSI) is available at the transmitter side. It is demonstrated that this new scheme can achieve a full diversity order and have much better error performance than the standard STTCs scheme, the existing STTCs/DTPA, and some other closed-loop transmit diversity schemes with partial CSI.

KEY WORDS:

Antenna selection code design space-time trellis codes (STTCs) transmit diversity weighting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Telecommunications Lab, School of Electrical and Information EngineeringThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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