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Systems that employ multiple antennas in both the transmitter and the receiver of a wireless system have been shown to promise extraordinary spectral efficiency. With full channel knowledge at the transmitter and receiver, Raleigh and Cioffi (1998) proposed a spatio-temporal coding scheme, discrete matrix multitone (DMMT), to achieve asymptotically optimum multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) channel capacity. The DMMT can be regarded as an extension of the discrete multitone for a digital subscriber lines (DSL) system to the MIMO wireless application. However, the DMMT is basically impracticable in nonstationary wireless environments due to its high-computational complexity. Exploring second-order statistics, we develop an efficient adaptive blind coding scheme for a high-capacity time-division duplexing (TDD) system with slow time-varying frequency-selective MIMO channels. With this method, neither a training sequence nor feedback of channel information is required in the proposed blind approach. Besides, the computational complexity of the proposed scheme is significantly lower than that of the coding scheme described by Raleigh and Cioffi. Simulation results show that the proposed architecture works efficiently in indoor wireless local area network applications.