Date Added: Nov 2011
In this paper, the authors propose a cooperative multiuser system for multiple-antenna terminals under quasi-static fading. The system employs a bit-interleaved code modulation scheme that combines space-time coding and cooperation based on the decode-and-forward protocol at the transmitter and iterative multiuser detection based on parallel interference cancellation and minimum mean square error filtering at the receiver. They investigate an approach that allows to provide diversity from different channels to each user up to full diversity. Frame error rate performance under Monte Carlo simulations is shown to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed schemes.