Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 799–809 | Cite as

Adaptive Multi-Layered Space-Time Block Coded Systems in Wireless Environments

  • Samir Al-Ghadhban


Multi-layered space-time block coded systems (MLSTBC) strike a balance between spatial multiplexing and transmit diversity. In this paper, we analyze the block error rate performance of MLSTBC. In addition, we propose an adaptive MLSTBC schemes that are capable of accommodating the channel signal-to-noise ratio variation of wireless systems by near instantaneously adapting the uplink transmission configuration. The main results demonstrate that significant effective throughput improvements can be achieved while maintaining a certain target bit error rate.


MIMO systems STBC Multi-layered Adaptive schemes 



The author would like to acknowledge the support provided by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) through Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR) grant RG1312. In addition, the work was partially supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) project number EE002355.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia

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