A Low-Complexity Decoding Algorithm for Quasi-orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 382)


In this paper we discuss full-rate quasi-orthogonal space-time block code with a low decoding problem. Based on the traditional Bilateral Jacobi transformation, we propose a new decoding algorithm which can reduce the multiplication and root computation complexity at the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) receivers. Simulation results show that the bit error probability of our scheme is comparable to that of the traditional algorithms but its computation complexity is much lower than the traditional algorithms.


QO-STBC (quasi-orthogonal space time block codes) Low complexity decoding algorithm Matrix jacobi transformation 



This paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61571250&61571108), the Project of Education Department of Zhejiang Province (Y201432108), the Open Research Fund of National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory of Southeast University (2011D18), and the Open Fund for the Information and Communication Engineering Key-Key Discipline of Zhejiang Province, Ningbo University(xkxl1414).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Communication TechnologyNingbo UniversityNingboChina
  2. 2.Department of Information EngineeringChina Jiliang UniversityHangzhouChina

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