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Space-time/frequency coding (SFC) can achieve the spatial and multipath diversities for a MIMO-OFDM system by coding across subcarriers, multiple antennas, and/or multiple OFDM sysmbols, where an interesting method to achieve the multipath diversity is repeating across subcarriers proposed by Su et al. While most of the existing space-time/frequency codes do not have the fast ML decoding, a family of space-time-frequency codes with single-symbol ML decoding have been proposed lately by Zhang et al to achieve both full spatial and multipath diversities by using orthogonal space-time block codes (OSTBC) across multiple antennas and OFDM symbols and in the meantime repeating across the subcarriers. In this paper, we first generalize the above OSTBC to linearly transformed quasi OSTBC (QOSTBC) in a straightforward way. The main goal of this paper is to modify the repeating process and adjust their phases so that the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of the OFDM system is reduced. In particular, we propose to use Chu sequences and show that the discrete PAPR can be reduced by Gamma times where Gamma is the times of the repeating across subcarriers for any SFC from the repeating.
Date of Publication: April 2008