On the Performance of Quasi-Orthogonal Space Time Block Coded Massive MIMO with up to 16 Antennas

  • Khin Zar Chi Winn
  • Phyu Phyu Han
  • Kasun Bandara
  • Yeon-Ho ChungEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 329)


Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) using a large number of antennas at both transmitter and receiver sides based on quasi-orthogonal space time block code (QOSTBC) is presented. Space-time block code (STBC) is a MIMO transmit strategy that applies transmit diversity and high reliability. QOSTBC is attractive because it achieves higher code rate than orthogonal STBC and lower decoding complexity than non-orthogonal STBC. We present the performance of massive MIMO systems using the QOSTBC with multiple antennas up to the 16 × 16 configuration. The performances of 2 × 2, 4 × 4, 8 × 8 and 16 × 16 massive MIMO systems have been presented. Simulation results show that the massive MIMO systems with QOSTBC give significant performance improvement with full rate and full diversity, compared with previously considered massive MIMO systems.


Massive MIMO Quasi-orthogonal STBC Full rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khin Zar Chi Winn
    • 1
  • Phyu Phyu Han
    • 1
  • Kasun Bandara
    • 1
  • Yeon-Ho Chung
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Information and Communications EngineeringPukyong National UniversityBusanRepublic of Korea

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