HICCUP - HIgh-Capacity space-time Coding for Unprecedented Performance
The main objectives of HICCUP are the following:
- Verify that with a large number (in the range from 4x4 to 16x16) of transmit and receive antennas powerful yet simple-to-decode codes (for example, turbo codes) can be used that perform close to the channel capacity.
- Determine a simple receiver interface avoiding the complexity of the optimum, but often impractical, maximum-likelihood interface for the generation of the decoding metrics.
- Design a simple, yet powerful, combination of space-time code and receiver interface for a case of large but practical number of transmit and receive antennas.
The present technology limit seems to be around 16 receive and transmit antennas.
European Research Projects
Politecnico di Torino