Differential encoding is known to simplify receiver implementation because it by-passes channel estimation. However, over rapidly fading wireless channels, extra transceiver modules are necessary to enable differential transmission. Relying on a basis expansion model for time and frequency selective (doubly selective) channels, we derive such a generalized block-differential (BD) codec and prove thal it achieves maximum Doppler and multipath diversity gains, while affording low-complexity maximum-likelihood decoding. We further show that existing BD systems over frequency-selective or time-selective channels follow as special cases of our novel system. Simulations using the widely accepted Jakes' model corroborate our theoretical analysis.
- Differential encoding
- Doubly selective channels