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Linear space-time precoding for rician fading MISO channels

M Vu, A Paulraj, R Evans

ICASSP 2004: Proceedings of the international conference on acoustics, speech, and signal processing | Published : 2004

Abstract

We study a space-time precoding technique for MISO wireless systems by employing a linear prefilter at each transmit antenna. The channel is Rician fading, where the mean and variance of the propagation paths are known to the transmitter. This model includes the Rayleigh fading channels as special cases. We use channel capacity as the optimizing criterion for the prefilter design. This criterion provides a unified design of the prefilters for both Rician and Rayleigh fading channels. The optimum prefilters are functions of the channel mean and variance. The solution ranges from beamforming for Rician channels with high K-factor, to unitary diversity for Rayleigh fading cases, where delay div..

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