Virtual MIMO space division multiplexing for MC-CDMA

Koichi Adachi, Fumiyuki Adachi, Masao Nakagawa

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To increase the data rate without signal bandwidth expansion, a combination of MC system with multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)-space division multiplexing (SDM) is attractive. MIMO-SDM transmission performance is governed by min {Nt, Nr}, where Nt and Nr are the numbers of transmit and receive antennas, respectively. For downlink transmission, many receive antennas cannot be equipped at a mobile station due to space limitation. Therefore, the achievable data rate is limited by the number of receive antennas. In this paper, we propose a virtual MIMO-SDM for multi-carrier-code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) that can use the signals received via different propagation paths as virtual receive antennas. The equivalent number of receive antennas can be increased by a factor of the number of distinct paths of the channel. We confirm, by computer simulation, the effectiveness of virtual MIMO-SDM in a frequency-selective fading channel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 IEEE 70th Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC 2009 Fall
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE 70th Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC 2009 Fall - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 2009 Sept 202009 Sept 23

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference2009 IEEE 70th Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC 2009 Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK


  • MIMO
  • Phase rotation


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