Antenna Reduction Techniques in MIMO Systems and Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Georgios Spyridakis

Student thesis: Phd


In this thesis, an antenna reduction technique in Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems, which is called Code Shift Keying (CSK) Modulation, is introduced. With the use of Walsh Hadamard orthogonal spreading codes, we overcome the biggest drawback of conventional Spatial Modulation (SM) which is the antenna index estimation errors due to channel correlation. Also SM fails to perform in non normalised channel conditions. The combination of orthogonal spreading codes and antenna devices, as a means to convey information at the receiver, results in a remarkable performance improvement at the receiver.Moreover, an improved scheme that uses half the amount of spreading codes so as to represent the total number of information bits has been introduced leading to an important reduction in bandwidth usage. By maintaining the net spreading levels of the system we attain remarkable performance improvements.A technique called Polarisation Assisted Space Shift Keying Modulation (PASSK) has also been proposed which manages to exploit the polarisation domain and it is able to outperform the conventional SM technique as well as the Maximal Ratio Receiver Combine (MRRC) and Vertical-Bell Laboratories Layered Space-Time (V-BLAST) schemes. A new precoding scheme that manages to either eliminate or exploit the cross polarisation effects has also been proposed as a complementary study of the PASSK scheme.As modern and future communications show a rising demand for higher data transmission rates, network coding is increasingly incorporated in wireless communication standards. In harmonisation with this trend, this thesis discusses the main state-of-art network coding schemes. The contribution here includes a number of innovative schemes that are able to further increase throughput. Finally, the employment of network coding is discussed in conjunction with CSK Modulation resulting to further improvement in terms of throughput as well as Bit Error Rate (BER) performance at the cost of increased bandwidth usage.
Date of Award1 Aug 2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorEmad Alsusa (Supervisor)


  • Orthogonal spreading codes,Dual Polarised Antennas,MIMO

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