Optimization of Multimedia Progressive Transmission Over MIMO Channels

This paper studies the optimal transmission of multimedia progressive sources, which require unequal target error rates in their bitstream, over multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) channels. First, the authors derive the information outage probability expression of a space–time code for an arbitrarily given piecewise-linear diversity–multiplexing tradeoff (DMT) function and the conditions for the existence of a crossover point of the information outage probability curves of the space–time codes. The authors prove that as long as the crossover point of the outage probabilities exists, as spectral efficiency increases, the crossover point in the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) monotonically increases, whereas that of the outage probability monotonically decreases. This analysis can be applied to any space–time code, receiver, and propagation channel with a given DMT function. As a specific example, the authors analyze the two-layer diagonal Bell Labs space–time architecture (D-BLAST) with a group zero-forcing receiver, the vertical BLAST (V-BLAST) with a minimum mean-square error receiver, and orthogonal space–time block codes (OSTBCs), and prove the monotonic behavior of the crossover point for those codes. Based on that, with respect to D-BLAST, V-BLAST, and OSTBC, the authors derive a method for the optimal space–time coding of a sequence that contains numerous progressive packets. The authors show that by employing the optimization method rather than exhaustive search, the computational complexity involved with optimal space–time coding can be exponentially reduced without losing any peak SNR performance.


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  • Accession Number: 01598036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2016 10:47AM