2012 Volume E95.B Issue 12 Pages 3763-3767
In this letter, the tradeoff between symbol rate and diversity gain of Space-Time Block Codes (STBCs) with linear receivers is considered. It is known that Group Orthogonal-Toeplitz Codes (GOTCs) can achieve a good tradeoff with linear receivers. However, the symbol rate of GOTCs is limited to that of the base Orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes (OSTBCs). We propose to simply change the GOTC base codes from OSTBCs to Quasi-Orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes (Q-OSTBCs). Q-OSTBCs can improve the symbol rate of GOTCs at the expense of diversity gain. Simulation results show that Q-OSTBC based GOTCs can improve the tradeoff between symbol rate and diversity gain over that of the original GOTCs.