Distributed cyclic delay diversity systems with spatially distributed interferers

Kyeong Jin Kim, Marco Di Renzo, Hongwu Liu, Theodoros Tsiftsis, Philip V. Orlik, H. Vincent Poor

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In this paper, a cooperative single carrier system comprising multiple cooperating remote radio heads and spatially distributed interferers is investigated. Due to the random location of the interferers within the communication range, a mixture of line-of-sight (LoS) and non-line-of-sight (nLoS) paths is considered in the channel model. Under a frequency selective fading channel with a mixture of the LoS and nLoS paths, the distributed cyclic delay diversity is employed to achieve the maximum transmit diversity gain without the exact knowledge of the channel state information at the transmitter side. It is shown that the operating signal-to-noise regions are divided into two regions, i.e., noise-limited and interference-limited. In this paper, the main focus is on the interference-limited region, in which diversity gain is not achieved due to performance limits determined by the system and channel parameters. The existence of these limits on the performance metrics, such as the outage probability and ergodic capacity, is derived analytically and then verified by link-level simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8640850
Pages (from-to)2066-2079
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019


  • cyclic-prefixed single carrier transmission
  • Distributed CDD
  • ergodic capacity
  • interferers
  • LoS and nLoS paths
  • outage probability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Kim, K. J., Di Renzo, M., Liu, H., Tsiftsis, T., Orlik, P. V., & Poor, H. V. (2019). Distributed cyclic delay diversity systems with spatially distributed interferers. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 18(4), 2066-2079. [8640850]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TWC.2019.2897656