Introduction to Space-Time Wireless Communications

by Arogyaswami Paulraj, Rohit Nabar, and Dhananjay Gore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press




Publisher's Description

Wireless networks are under constant pressure to provide ever higher data rates to increasing numbers of users with greater reliability. Space-time processing technology, which uses multiple antennas and sophisticated signal processing techniques, is a powerful new tool for improving system performance. The technology already features in the UMTS and CDMA2000 mobile standards. This book is an accessible introduction to the theory of space-time wireless communications. The authors discuss the basics of space-time propagation, space-time channels, channel capacity, spatial diversity, and space-time coding. They highlight important tradeoffs in the design of practical systems and cover advanced topics such as space-time OFDM and spread-spectrum modulation, co-channel interference cancellation, and multiuser MIMO. The book is an ideal introduction to this rapidly growing field for graduate students taking courses on wireless communications and for practitioners in the wireless industry. Homework problems and other supporting material are available on a companion website.

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1. Introduction  

 2. Space-time Propagation    

3. Space-time Channel and Signal Models

4. Capacity of Space-time Channels     

5. Spatial Diversity

6. Space-time Coding without Channel Knowledge at the Transmitter

7. Space-time Receivers

8. Exploiting Channel Knowledge at the Transmitter

9. Space-time OFDM and Spread Spectrum Modulation

10.  MIMO-Multiuser

11. Space-time Co-channel Interference Mitigation

12. Performance Limits and Tradeoffs in MIMO channels


Class Slides

The lecture slides will be progressively revised over the coming months.



Homework exercises have been posted and will be updated from time-to-time.



Errata will be posted here.



Please report typos, errors or send general feedback on the book/website via email to Rohit Nabar (email address: