2009 Volume 6 Issue 3 Pages 173-179
In this paper, a multimode precoder design for space-time block code (STBC) is investigated, which varies the number of streams depending on the channel condition. We develop a design criterion of minimizing the vector symbol error rate and derive an efficient offline algorithm to generate precoders. Simulation results show that the multimode precoded STBC (MM-STBC) provides substantial performance improvements compared with the single mode precoded orthogonal STBC (SM-STBC) for a fixed data-rate. It also outperforms the multimode precoded multiple-input multiple-output (MM-MIMO) system when feedback rate is very limited.