Space-time processing is a broad area, owing in part to the underlying convergence of information theory, communications and signal processing research that brought it to fruition. This book presents a balanced and timely introduction to space-time processing for MIMO communications, including highlights of emerging trends, such as spatial multiplexing and joint transceiver optimization.
- Includes detailed coverage of wireless channel sounding, modelling, characterization and model validation.
- Provides state-of-the-art research results on space-time coding, including comprehensive tutorial coverage of orthogonal space-time block codes.
- Discusses important recent developments in spatial multiplexing, transmit beam-forming, pre-coding and joint transceiver design for the multi-user MIMO downlink using full or partial CSI.
- Illustrates all theory with numerous examples gleaned from cutting-edge research from around the globe.
This valuable resource will appeal to engineers, developers and consultants involved in the design and implementation of space-time processing for MIMO communications. Its accessible format, amply illustrated with real world case studies, contains relevant, detailed advice for postgraduate students and researchers specializing in this field.