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Alamouti-type Space-Time coding for TH-UWB systems with unipolar Pulse Position Modulations

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2 Author(s)
Abou-Rjeily, C. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Lebanese American Univ., Byblos ; Bkassiny, M.

In this paper, we consider the problem of space-time (ST) coding with unipolar pulse position modulations (PPM). The proposed code satisfies a large number of construction constraints that render it superior to the existing PPM encoding schemes. In particular, the proposed 2 times 2 code achieves a full transmit diversity order while transmitting at a rate of 1 PPM-symbol per channel use. The proposed scheme can be associated with M-ary PPM constellations for all even values of M without introducing any constellation extension. This renders the proposed scheme suitable for low cost carrier-less ultra-wideband (UWB) systems where information must be conveyed only by the time delays of the modulated sub-nanosecond pulses without introducing any amplitude amplification or phase rotation. Finally, the proposed scheme is symbol-by-symbol decodable where the information can be reconstituted by performing simple linear operations at the receiver side. A possible extension to transmitters equipped with three antennas is also discussed in situations where a certain number of feedback bits is available.

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Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2008. PIMRC 2008. IEEE 19th International Symposium on

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15-18 Sept. 2008