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dc.contributor.authorTrepkowski, Rose Een_US
dc.description.abstractHigh transmission data rate, spectral efficiency, and reliability are necessary for future wireless communications systems. In a multipath-rich wireless channel, deploying multiple antennas at both the transmitter and receiver achieves high data rate, without increasing the total transmission power or bandwidth. When perfect knowledge of the wireless channel conditions is available at the receiver, the capacity has been shown to grow linearly with the number of antennas. However, the channel conditions must be estimated since perfect channel knowledge is never known a priori. In practice, the channel estimation procedure can be aided by transmitting pilot symbols that are known at the receiver. System performance depends on the quality of channel estimate, and the number of pilot symbols. It is desirable to limit the number of transmitted pilot symbols because pilot symbols reduce spectral efficiency. This thesis analyzes the system performance of coded multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems for the quasi-static fading channel. The assumption that perfect channel knowledge is available at the receiver must be removed, in order to more accurately examine the system performance. Emphasis is placed on developing channel estimation strategies for an iterative Vertical Bell-Labs Layered Space Time (V-BLAST) architecture. The channel estimate can be sequentially improved between successive iterations of the iterative V-BLAST algorithm. For both the coded and uncoded systems, at high signal to noise ratio only a minimum number of pilot symbols per transmit antenna are required to achieve perfect channel knowledge performance.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectQuasi-Static Fadingen_US
dc.subjectChannel Estimationen_US
dc.titleChannel Estimation Strategies for Coded MIMO Systemsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairWoerner, Brian D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, Gary S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBuehrer, Richard Michaelen_US

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