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.

Class International project
Status Completed (28/02/2003)
Type European Research Projects
Lenght 12 months
Management Politecnico di Torino
  • Groupe des Ecoles des Telecommunications (France)
  • Universita degli Studi del Sannio (Italy)
Budget 183,350 euros