To Code or Not to Code Across Time: Space-Time Coding With Feedback
Source: University of Illinois
Space-time codes leverage the availability of multiple antennas to enhance the reliability of communication over wireless channels. While space-time codes have initially been designed with a focus on open-loop systems, recent technological advances have enabled the possibility of low-rate feedback from the receiver to the transmitter. The focus of this paper is on the implications of this feedback in a single-user multi-antenna system with a general model for spatial correlation. The authors assume a limited feedback model, that is, a coherent receiver and statistical knowledge at both the ends, along with B bits of error-free quantized channel information at the transmitter.