Cyclic Delay Transmission Achieves Full Diversity Without (Pre)Coding

Date Added: May 2012
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Cyclic Delay Diversity (CDD) is a simple method that converts transmit antenna diversity into frequency selectivity, thus allowing simple operation and use of conventional receivers to capture the diversity. This paper shows that single-carrier CDD methods are capable of producing diversity without channel coding or linear pre-coding, and that this is made possible via the appropriate design and use of linear equalizers. At the heart of the authors' result is the establishment of a functional equivalence between effective channels seen by the CDD MISO system and the cyclic-prefix SISO ISI system.