A full rate, new families of general complex orthogonal space-time block code for 6 and 8- antennas

@article{Khaled2014AFR,
  title={A full rate, new families of general complex orthogonal space-time block code for 6 and 8- antennas},
  author={Adel Khaled and Atef M. Ghuniem and Heba Y. Soliman},
  journal={2014 31st National Radio Science Conference (NRSC)},
  year={2014},
  pages={194-201}
}
Space-time block codes (STBCs) from orthogonal designs have attracted considerable attention due to their fast maximum-likelihood (ML) decoding and full diversity. A full rate (R=1) is achieved for 3 and 4 antennas using "triple QPSK" for complex (STBCs). This paper proposes a family of new space-time block codes (STBC) for 6 transmit antennas that achieves full rate. This paper also proposes a modified QPSK constellation scheme that can achieve the full rate for both 6 and 8 transmit antennas.