Embedded differential space-time coding for wireless broadcast

Chih Hung Kuo, C. C.Jay Kuo

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An embedded differential space-time coding method is proposed for wireless broadcast application in this work. Our previous work [1] investigated embedded space-time codes for layered media broadcast. In such a system, a transmitter sends out multi-layer source signals by encoding different layers with different space-time codes. Then, the receiver can retrieve a different amount of information depending on the number of antennas it has as well as the level of receiving power. The receiving terminals with one antenna can decode only the base layer information with a low complexity while terminals with more antennas can retrieve more layers of information. In this research, we further consider the case when the channel state information (CSI) is unknown. The differential coding technique is adopted here. Transmitted symbols are encoded as a certain combination of previous symbols so that the receiver can retrieve the information without CSI. We explore the embedded design with differential STC to enable layered media transmission. Differential detection with Kalman filtering is also investigated to help improve performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-96
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventEmerging Technologies for Future Generation Wireless Communications - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2002 Jul 292002 Jul 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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