Multi-user space-time coding in cooperative networks

Paul A. Anghel, Geert Leus, Mostafa Kaveh

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Multiple antennas at the receiver and transmitter are often used to combat the effects of fading in wireless communication systems. However, implementing multiple antennas at the mobile stations is impractical for most wireless applications due to the limited size of the mobile unit. In this paper we emulate spatial diversity using mobile relay stations, which cooperate by retransmitting the information received from a mobile station to a destination station. We propose an Alamouti based cooperative system with two relay stations and we provide an approximate formula for the average symbol error probability of this system in a Rayleigh fading environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Accoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Apr 6 2003Apr 10 2003


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