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Distributed Closed-Loop Quasi-Orthogonal Space Time Block Coding with four relay Nodes: overcoming Imperfect Synchronization.

DOI: 10.1109/WiMob.2009.61 Conference: 5th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2009, Marrakech, Morocco, 12-14 October 2009, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT In this paper, closed-loop quasi-orthogonal space time block coding(QO-STBC) is exploited within a four relay node transmission scheme to achieve full-rate and increase the available diversity gain provided by earlier two relay approaches. The problem of imperfect synchronization between relay nodes is overcome by applying a parallel interference cancellation (PIC) detection scheme at thedestination node. Bit error rate simulations confirm the advantages of the proposed methodology for a range of levels of imperfect synchronization and that only a small number of iterations is necessary within the PIC detection.

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