Space-time Coding and Beamforming with Limited Feedback

Speaker: Dr. Hamid Jafarkhani, University of California, Irvine

In this talk, first, we consider recent advances in space-time coding. Then, we present the application of distributed space-time codes in wireless adhoc and relay networks. The talk continues with a discussion of open-loop and closed-loop MIMO systems. Especially, we propose the combination of space-time coding and beamforming for systems with limited feedback. We show how one can model a MIMO system with limited feedback as a source coding problem. As a result, many known source coding solutions are utilized in closed-loop systems.


Hamid Jafarkhani received the B.S. degree in electronics from Tehran University in 1989 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He joined AT&T Labs-Research in 1997. Currently, he is Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine where he is also the Deputy Director of Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing.
Hamid Jafarkhani ranked first in the nationwide entrance examination of Iranian universities in 1984. He was a co-recipient of the American Division Award of the 1995 Texas Instruments DSP Solutions Challenge. He received the best paper award of ISWC in 2002 and an NSF Career Award in 2003. He received the UCI Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research in 2006. Also, he received the 2006 IEEE Marconi Best Paper Award in Wireless Communications. He was an associate editor for the IEEE Communications Letters form 2001-2005. He has been an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2002 and an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2005. He is an IEEE Fellow and the author of the book "Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice."

Presented On: Nov 10th, 2006
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