Downlink throughput performance of distributed antenna network using transmit/receive diversity

Ryusuke Matsukawa, Tatsunori Obara, Kazuki Takeda, Fumiyuki Adachi

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In this paper, we investigate how a distributed antenna network (DAN) offers better throughput performance than a conventional cellular network (CN). In DAN, a group of multiple antennas are distributed in each cell of the CN in order to mitigate the adverse effect of path loss. Moreover, antenna diversity technique can make use of shadowing and multipath fading to improve the transmission performance due to a large spatial diversity gain. In this paper, we consider frequency-domain space-time block coded-joint transmit/ receive diversity (FD-STBC-JTRD) for downlink transmission of single-carrier (SC) DAN. FD-STBC-JTRD uses frequency-domain pre-equalization (pre-FDE) instead of receive FDE to keep the mobile terminal's complexity low, and achieves the full-diversity gain. We show by computer simulation that the transmit power for achieving the required throughput can be significantly reduced compared to the conventional CN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC Fall 2011 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 74th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2011 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Sep 52011 Sep 8

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


OtherIEEE 74th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • HARQ
  • distributed antenna network
  • pre-equalization
  • space-time block coding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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