T-BLAST for wireless communications: First experimental results

Mathini Sellathurai*, Simon Haykin

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In earlier papers [1]-[5], we described a novel multitransmit, multireceive (MTMR) antenna system for wireless communications. This new system, turbo Bell-Labs layered space-time (T-BLAST) architecture, combines the benefits of layered space-time coding concepts and turbo principles in the multitransmit, multireceive antenna system design. In particular, the random layered space-time codes designed by using a set of block convolutional codes and random space-time interleavers and the space-time turbo-like decoding operation allow T-BLAST to realize the benefits of MTMR systems in a computationally feasible manner. The goal of this paper is to present experimental results of T-BLAST based on real-life data collected using the Bell-Labs experimental multiple antenna system with eight transmit and five and six receive antennas. The experimental results show the practical virtues of T-BLAST.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-535
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2003


  • Bell-labs layered space-time (BLAST) architecture
  • Interference cancellation
  • Space-time codes
  • Turbo processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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