By Topic

Noncoherent OSTBC-OFDM for MIMO and Cooperative Communications: Perfect Channel Identifiability and Achievable Diversity Order

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)

This paper considers the context of orthogonal space-time block coded OFDM (OSTBC-OFDM) without channel state information at the receiver. Assuming noncoherent maximum-likelihood detection, the interest herein lies in detection within one OSTBC-OFDM block, motivated by its capability of accommodating relatively fast block fading channels. Our investigation focuses on analysis aspects, where we seek to establish practical noncoherent BPSK/QPSK OSTBC-OFDM schemes that have provably good channel identifiability and diversity properties. We consider perfect channel identifiability (PCI), a strong condition guaranteeing unique noncoherent channel identification for any (nonzero) channel. Through a judicious design involving special OSTBCs and pilot placement, we propose an OSTBC-OFDM scheme that is PCI-achieving and consumes fewer pilots compared to conventional pilot-aided channel estimation methods. We further our analysis by showing that a PCI-achieving scheme also achieves maximal noncoherent spatial diversity for the Kronecker Gaussian spatial-temporal channel fading model, which covers the popular i.i.d. Rayleigh fading channel and a variety of correlated and sparse multipath channels. All these results are developed in parallel for the centralized point-to-point MIMO scenario and a distributed relay communication scenario. For the latter scenario, our diversity analysis shows that the PCI-achieving scheme can also achieve maximal noncoherent cooperative diversity. The performance merits of the proposed PCI-achieving scheme are demonstrated by simulations.

Published in:

Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:60 ,  Issue: 9 )