Skip to Main Content
Cyclic delay diversity (CDD) is an attractive diversity technique due to its low complexity and compatibility to existing wireless communication systems. This letter proposes a CDD with frequency domain turbo equalization (FDTE) for single carrier (SC) transmission, in order to achieve the full spatial diversity of frequency-selective multi-antenna channels. The frequency diversity inherent in SC is picked up from the increased channel selectivity of CDD. The noise or intersymbol interference enhanced by equalization for highly selective channels is then mitigated through applying FDTE at the receiver. Simulation results show that the performance of proposed system approaches the corresponding orthogonal spacetime block coding (STBC) system in slowly fading channels without any data rate loss, and considerably outperforms the STBC system in fast fading channels.