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A combined space-time block coding (STBC) and eigen-space tracking (EST) scheme in multiple-input-multiple-output systems is proposed. It is proved that the STBC-EST is capable of shifting hardware complexity from the receiver to the transmitter without any bit error rate (BER) performance loss. A computation efficient EST algorithm is also proposed, which makes the STBC-EST affordable. Simulation results show that the STBC-EST with a modest feedback requirement results in a negligible BER performance loss compared with a dual system configuration.