Space-Time and Space-Frequency Block Coded Vector OFDM Modulation

Jing Han, Geert Leus

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Vector orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is a promising modulation scheme, which allows for a flexible configuration and connects OFDM and single-carrier frequency domain equalization in a unified framework. In this letter, we design Alamouti-like space-time block coded and space-frequency block coded vector OFDM systems. Based on these schemes, we prove that, with two transmit and one receive antenna, the diversity order of the zero-forcing receiver is fixed to 2 over frequency selective fading channels, while that of the minimum mean square error receiver depends on the channel memory length, the vector block size, and the spectral efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Vector OFDM
  • space-time block coding (STBC)
  • space-frequency block coding (SFBC)
  • diversity order

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