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Unitary SpaceTime Modulation for MultipleAntenna Communications in Rayleigh Flat Fading
 IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory
, 1998
"... Motivated by informationtheoretic considerations, we propose a signalling scheme, unitary spacetime modulation, for multipleantenna communication links. This modulation is ideally suited for Rayleigh fastfading environments, since it does not require the receiver to know or learn the propagation ..."
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Motivated by informationtheoretic considerations, we propose a signalling scheme, unitary spacetime modulation, for multipleantenna communication links. This modulation is ideally suited for Rayleigh fastfading environments, since it does not require the receiver to know or learn the propagation coefficients. Unitary spacetime modulation uses constellations of T \cross M spacetime signals {\Phi_l, l= 1,...L},where T represents the coherence interval during which the fading is approximately constant, and M > M . We design some multipleantenna signal constellations and simulate their effectiveness as measured by bit error probability with maximum likelihood decoding. We demonstrate that two antennas have a 6dB diversity gain over one antenna at 15db SNR.