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The paper proposes a new decision feedback decoding scheme for Alamouti-based space-time block coding (STBC) transmission over time-selective fading channels. In wireless channels, time-selective fading effects arise mainly due to Doppler shift and carrier frequency offset. Modelling the time-selective fading channels as first-order Gauss-Markov processes, we use recursive algorithms, such as Kalman filtering, LMS and RLS algorithms, for channel tracking. The proposed scheme consists of the symbol decoding stage and channel tracking algorithms. Computer simulations confirm that the proposed scheme shows better performance and robustness to time-selectivity.
Date of Conference: 17-21 May 2004