An efficient space-frequency coded OFDM system for broadband wireless communications

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In this paper, we propose an efficient space-frequency coded orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) system for high-speed transmission over wireless links. The analytical expression for the pairwise probability of the proposed space-frequency coded OFDM system is derived in slow, space- and frequency-selective fading channels. Design criteria of trellis codes used in the proposed system are then developed and discussed. It is shown that the proposed space-frequency coded (OFDM) can efficiently achieve the full diversity provided by the fading channel with low trellis complexity, while for traditional space-frequency coded OFDM systems, we need to design space-time trellis codes with high trellis complexity to exploit the maximum achievable diversity order. The capacity properties of space-frequency coded OFDM over multipath fading channels are also studied in this paper. Numerical results are provided to demonstrate the significant performance improvement obtained by the proposed space-frequency coded OFDM scheme, as well as the excellent outage capacity properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2019-2029
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003



  • Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Outage capacity
  • Space-time block coding (STBC)
  • Space-time trellis coding
  • Trellis-coded modulation (TCM)
  • Wireless communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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