A simple orthogonal space-time-polarization block code

B. J. Wysocki, T. A. Wysocki, J. Seberry, S. Spence Adams, H. Sharif

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This letter proposes a simple but highly efficient technique to jointly utilize space, time, and polarization diversities. The technique is based on extending orthogonal space-time block codes into the quaternion domain and utilizing a description of the dual-polarized signal by means of quaternions, which are a generalization of complex numbers. In the given example, the achievable performance gain for two transmit and one receive antennas is approximately 6 dB at a bit error rate of 10-4 when compared with the Alamouti code.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2007Oct 3 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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