On multiple-antenna communications: signal detection, error exponent and and quality of service
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Motivated by the demand of increasing data rate in wireless communication, multiple-antenna communication is becoming a key technology in the next generation wireless system. This dissertation considers three different aspects of multipleantenna communication. The first part is signal detection in the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication. Some low complexity near optimal detectors are designed based on an improved version of Bell Laboratories Layered Space-Time (BLAST) architecture detection and an iterative space alternating generalized expectation-maximization (SAGE) algorithm. The proposed algorithms can almost achieve the performance of optimal maximum likelihood detection. Signal detections without channel knowledge (noncoherent) and with co-channel interference are also investigated. Novel solutions are proposed with near optimal performance. Secondly, the error exponent of the distributed multiple-antenna communication (relay) in the windband regime is computed. Optimal power allocation between the source and relay node, and geometrical relay node placement are investigated based on the error exponent analysis. Lastly, the quality of service (QoS) of MIMO/single-input single- output(SISO) communication is studied. The tradeoff of the end-to-end distortion and transmission buffer delay is derived. Also, the SNR exponent of the distortion is computed for MIMO communication, which can provide some insights of the interplay among time diversity, space diversity and the spatial multiplex gain.
Li, Qiang (2007). On multiple-antenna communications: signal detection, error exponent and and quality of service. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from