Performance of space-time coding with HIPERLAN/2 and IEEE 802.11a WLAN standards on real channels

R Piechocki, P Fletcher, A Nix, C Canagarajah, J McGeehan

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We examine the performance of a space-time coded (STC) OFDM system. As an example, two emerging WLAN standards (IEEE 802.11a and ETSI HIPERLAN/2) are modified to accommodate the STC technique. Performance results using statistical multi-element channel models are compared with those using state-of-the-art indoor MIMO channel measurements. We conclude that the gap between the ideal setting and our measured channel is 4, 5 and 6 dB for 1, 2 and 3 receive antennas respectively. We observe also that STC with (2Tx, 3Rx) over the measured channels doubles the capacity as compared to the equivalent mode of HIPERLAN/2
Translated title of the contributionPerformance of Space-Time Coding with Hiperlan/2 and IEEE 802.11a WLAN Standards on Real Channels
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2001 Fall
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages848 - 852
ISBN (Print)0780370058
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
Event54th Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall) - Atlantic City, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 2001 → …


Conference54th Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall)
CountryUnited States
CityAtlantic City
Period1/10/01 → …

Bibliographical note

Other: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors wish to acknowledge QinetiQ Ltd. for sponsoring the work presented in this paper.

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  • OFDM
  • Hiperlan/2
  • WLAN
  • MIMO


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