Space-time coding with maximum diversity gains over frequency-selective fading channels

Shengli Zhou, Georgios B Giannakis

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In this letter, we study space-time (ST) block coding for single carrier zero-padded (ZP) block transmissions through finite impulse response (FIR) multipath fading channels of order L. We prove that maximum diversity of order 2(L + 1) is achieved with two transmit and one receive antennae. Simulations demonstrate that joint exploitation of multi-antenna diversity and multipath diversity leads to significantly enhanced performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2001

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received April 25, 2001. This work was supported by NSF Wireless Initiative Grant 99-79443. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was Prof. A. Swami. The authors are with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA (e-mail:; Publisher Item Identifier S 1070-9908(01)09354-3.


  • Frequency selective multipath channels
  • Space-time coding
  • Zero-padded (ZP) block transmissions


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