Path diversity with fractional delay transmission for fractional sampling-MIMO-OFDM system

Haruki Higuchi, Yukitoshi Sanada

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    Through fractional sampling (FS) it is possible to separate multipath components and achieve path diversity. However, if no path component whose delay corresponds to the sampling point, FS cannot obtain diversity gain. In this paper, a novel scheme to improve the performance with FS over a sparse multipath channel is proposed. The proposed scheme uses multiple transmit antennas and sends multiple signals with fractional delays. The performance improvement with the proposed scheme is confirmed through computer simulation. It is shown that the proposed scheme increases the capacity of a MIMO-OFDM system by a factor of 1.5 to 2 and improves the BER performance on the sparse multipath channels.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2115-2121
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov


    • Delay transmission
    • Fractional sampling
    • MIMO
    • OFDM

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Signal Processing
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Applied Mathematics


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