Non-coherent distributed space-time processing for multiuser cooperative transmissions

Tairan Wang, Yingwei Yao, Georgios B. Giannakis

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User cooperation can provide spatial transmit diversity gains, enhance coverage and potentially increase capacity. Existing works have focused on two-user cooperative systems with perfect channel state information at the receivers. In this paper, we develop several distributed space-time processing schemes for general N-user cooperative systems, which do not require channel state information at either relays or destination. We prove that full spatial diversity gain can be achieved in such systems. Simulations demonstrate that these cooperative schemes achieve significant performance gain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3339-3343
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


  • Coding gain
  • Differential unitary space-time modulation
  • Distributed system
  • Diversity gain
  • Relaying protocol
  • Unitary space-time modulation
  • User cooperative diversity

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