On the Performance of Golden Codes in Rayleigh Fading Channels with Doppler Spread

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Linton, Lance, Conder, Phillip and Faulkner, Michael (2008) On the Performance of Golden Codes in Rayleigh Fading Channels with Doppler Spread. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Signal Processing and Telecommunication Systems, ICSPCS'2007, Australia, Gold Coast, December 17-19, 2007. Wysocki, Beata J and Wysocki, Tadeusz A, eds. DSP for Communication Systems, Tarrawanna, NSW, Australia, pp. 62-65.


The Golden code has recently been proposed as a 2 x 2 space time block code that achieves the optimal diversity - multiplexing gain tradeoff for a multiple antenna system. In this paper we review the decoding methodology for the Golden code, followed by performance comparisons with the Alamouti code and V-BLAST in Rayleigh fading environments with Doppler spread. Simulation results show that the Golden Code outperforms both the Alamouti code and V-BLAST at high SNR levels. For a symbol error rate of 10¡4 the Eb/N0 requirement for the Golden code is 5dB less than the Alamouti code and V-BLAST.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6188
ISBN 9780975693438, 9780975693445
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Telecommunications and Micro-Electronics (CTME)
Historical > RFCD Classification > 290000 Engineering and Technology
Historical > SEO Classification > 8616 Computer Hardware and Electronic Equipment
Keywords ResPubID13751, multiple antenna system, multi-input system, multi-output system, MIMO system
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