TURBO-BLAST for high-speed wireless communications

Mathini Sellathurai*, Simon Haykin

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We propose TURBO-BLAST, a novel multi-transmit, multi-receive antenna scheme, for high data rate wireless communications based on the Bell-Labs Layered Space Time (BLAST) architecture. In the TURBO-BLAST (T-BLAST) scheme, the incoming substreams use the same forward error correction (FEC) code, but they are interleaved differently using randomly generated intersubstream permuters. The transmitter structure leads to an iterative ("Turbo-like") receiver for decoding the simultaneously transmitted data. For the receiver, we consider the design and performance evaluation of an iterative and parallel soft interference-cancelation scheme followed by maximum-ratio combining (MRC) since it is simple and effective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2000 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780365968
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event2000 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 23 Sept 200028 Sept 2000


Conference2000 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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