MIMO Wireless Communications

1st Edition

From Real-World Propagation to Space-Time Code Design

Authors: Claude Oestges Bruno Clerckx
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123725356
eBook ISBN: 9780080549989
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th March 2007
Page Count: 480
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Uniquely, this book proposes robust space-time code designs for real-world wireless channels. Through a unified framework, it emphasizes how propagation mechanisms such as space-time frequency correlations and coherent components impact the MIMO system performance under realistic power constraints. Combining a solid mathematical analysis with a physical and intuitive approach to space-time coding, the book progressively derives innovative designs, taking into consideration that MIMO channels are often far from ideal.

The various chapters of this book provide an essential, complete and refreshing insight into the performance behaviour of space-time codes in realistic scenarios and constitute an ideal source of the latest developments in MIMO propagation and space-time coding for researchers, R&D engineers and graduate students.

Features include Physical models and analytical representations of MIMO propagation channels, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of various models Overview of space-time coding techniques, covering both classical and more recent schemes under information theory and error probability perspectives In-depth presentation of how real-world propagation affects the capacity and the error performance of MIMO transmission schemes Innovative and practical designs of robust space-time coding, precoding and antenna selection techniques for realistic propagation (including single-carrier and MIMO-OFDM transmissions)

"This book offers important insights into how space-time coding can be tailored for real-world MIMO channels. The discussion of MIMO propagation models is also intuitive and well-developed." Arogyaswami J. Paulraj, Professor, Stanford University, CA

"Finally a book devoted to MIMO from a new perspective that bridges the boundaries between propagat

Key Features

  • Presents space-time coding techniques for real-world MIMO channels
  • Contains new design methodologies and criteria that guarantee the robustness of space-time coding in real life wireless communications applications
  • Evaluates the performance of space-time coding in real world conditions


R&D communications engineers working in mobile and wireless communications, academic researchers, post graduate students.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to multi-antenna communications 1.1 Brief history of array processing 1.2 Space-time wireless channels for multi-antenna systems 1.3 Exploiting multiple antennas in wireless systems 1.4 Single-Input Multiple-Output systems 1.5 Multiple-Input Single-Output systems 1.6 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output systems 1.7 Multiple antenna techniques in commercial wireless systems

  2. Physical MIMO channel modelling 2.1 Multidimensional channel modelling 2.2 Electromagnetic models 2.3 Geometry based models 2.4 Empirical models 2.5 Standardized models 2.6 Antennas in MIMO systems

  3. Analytical MIMO channel representations for system design 3.1 General representations of correlated MIMO channels 3.2 Simplified representations of Gaussian MIMO channels 3.3 Propagation-motivated MIMO metrics 3.4 Relationship between physical models and analytical representations

  4. Mutual information and capacity of real-world random MIMO channels 4.1 Capacity of fading channels with perfect transmit channel knowledge 4.2 Ergodic capacity of I.I.D. Rayleigh fast fading channels with partial transmit channel knowledge 4.3 Mutual information and capacity of correlated Rayleigh channels with partial transmit channel knowledge 4.4 Mutual information and capacity of Ricean channels with partial transmit channel knowledge 4.5 Mutual information in some particular channels 4.6 Outage capacity and diversity-multiplexing trade off in I.I.D. Rayleigh slow fading channels 4.7 Outage capacity and diversity-multiplexing trade-off in semi-correlated Raylaigh and Ricean slow fading


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About the Author

Claude Oestges

Claude Oestges is Associate Professor with the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (Université catholique de Louvain). His research interests cover wireless and satellite communications, with a specific focus on channel characterization and modeling. He is the author or co-author of two books and more than 170 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Bruno Clerckx

Bruno Clerckx is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Imperial College London. He held research or visiting positions at Université catholique de Louvain, Stanford University, EURECOM and Samsung Electronics. His research interests cover wireless communications. He is the author of books, numerous scientific papers, standard contributions (3GPPLTE/LTE-A and IEEE802.16m) and patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Imperial College, London, UK


“This book offers important insights into how space-time coding can be tailored for real-world MIMO channels. The discussion of MIMO propagation models is also intuitive and well developed.” Professor Arogyaswami J. Paulraj, Stanford University, CA “Finally a book devoted to MIMO from a new perspective that bridges the boundaries between propagation, channel modeling, signal processing and space-time coding. It is of high reference value, combining intuitive and conceptual explanations with detailed, stringent derivations of basic facts of MIMO.” Ernst Bonek, Emeritus Professor, Technische Universität Wien, Austria