Exploitation of quasi-orthogonal space time block codes in virtual antenna arrays: part II Monte Carlo-based throughput evaluation

A full rate and full diversity closed-loop quasi-orthogonal space time block coding scheme due to Toker, Lambotharan and Chambers is proposed for application in virtual antenna arrays. The performance gain is achieved through closed-loop operation involving feedback of phase rotation angle(s) calculated from channel state information (CSI) to the transmitter array. Throughput performance of the proposed scheme, with and without power optimisation, is investigated through Monte Carlo simulation with QPSK constellation signals. The results confirm the improvement in throughput performance over orthogonal space time block codes.