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This paper presents a combined interference suppression and ML decoding scheme for space-time block codes that can effectively suppress interference from other co-channel users while providing each user with a diversity benefit. We consider a multiuser environment with K synchronous co-channel users, each is equipped with N transmit antennas and uses the space-time block coding. By exploiting the temporal and spatial structure of these codes, we develop a minimum mean-squared error (MMSE) interference suppression technique. Assuming that the receiver uses M/spl ges/K receive antennas, these technique will perfectly suppress the interference from the K-1 co-channel space-time users and provide a diversity order of N/spl times/(M-K+1) to each of the K users. Moreover, this MMSE solution tends itself to an adaptive implementation and does not require any explicit knowledge about the interference. In conjunction with this interference suppression technique, we show how space-time block codes can be used to increasing the capacity and/or data rate of wireless communication systems.
Signals, Systems & Computers, 1998. Conference Record of the Thirty-Second Asilomar Conference on (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 1-4 Nov. 1998