Near-instantaneously adaptive cooperative uplink schemes based on space-time block codes and V-blast

Mohammed El-Hajjar*, Salam Zummo, Lajos Hanzo

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In this paper we propose two adaptive schemes for improving the achievable Bandwidth Efficiency (BE) of cooperative diversity aided wireless networks. These schemes are capable of accommodating the channel signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) variation of wireless systems by near-instantaneously adapting the uplink transmission configuration. Explicitly, the first adaptive transmission scheme is constituted by a novel reconfigurable four-antenna-aided cooperative uplink space-time block coded (STBC) structure designed for communicating with a Base Station (BS) equipped with a single receive antenna. By contrast, the second adaptive scheme is constituted by a reconfigurable cooperative uplink vertical Bell Labs Layered Space Time (V-BLAST)-like architecture constituted by single-antenna-aided mobiles communicating with a BS equipped with multiple receive antennas. Our results demonstrate that significant effective BE improvements can be achieved by both systems, while maintaining a target biterror-ratio of 10-3. Explicitly, when neglecting the Nyquist excess bandwidth, the first system is capable of attaining an effective BE varying between 0.316 bits/sec/Hz and 2.18 bits/sec/Hz, while the second has a BE varying between 2 bits/sec/Hz and 8 bits/sec/Hz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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