Transmission and Reception Concepts for WLAN IEEE 802.11b

TitleTransmission and Reception Concepts for WLAN IEEE 802.11b
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsJonietz, C., W. H. Gerstacker, and R. Schober
JournalWireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on
Pagination3375 -3381
Date Publisheddec.

State-of-the-art wireless local area network (WLAN) IEEE 802.11b terminals employ complementary code keying (CCK) as modulation format. In this paper, receiver concepts tailored for CCK transmission over frequency-selective fading channels are presented in a unified and systematic framework. First, optimum maximum-likelihood (ML) detection for CCK signaling is considered. Second, for complexity reduction, minimum mean-squared error block decision-feedback equalization (MMSE-DFE) is investigated and reduced-state sequence estimation (RSSE) is considered on the basis of an Ungerbock-like set partitioning of the multidimensional CCK code wordset. In order to improve the reliability of CCK transmission over fading channels, time-reversal space-time block codes (TR-STBCs) combined with receive diversity are applied. Simulation results of the considered suboptimum receivers are compared with a performance approximation for optimum detection. Our results demonstrate the excellent performance of the advocated equalization schemes and the significant gains that can be achieved with TR-STBCs and receive diversity in typical WLAN environments


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