This paper examines the application of Quasi-Orthogonal Space-Time-Frequency Codes (QOSTFCs) to advance either data rate or error performance in recently proposed Space-Time-Frequency Coded Multiband OFDM Ultra-Wideband (STFC MB-OFDM UWB) communications systems. It is shown that QOSTFCs can provide significantly better error performance, compared to the conventional MB-OFDM UWB (without STFCs) and to the Orthogonal STFCs (OSTFCs) of the same order, at the same data rate, without increasing the total transmission power. In other words, QOSTFCs can provide higher data rates with the same error performance, compared to OSTFCs.
Tran, L. C. & Mertins, A. (2008). Application of Quasi-orthogonal space-time-frequency codes in MB-OFDM UWB. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB 2008) (invited paper) (pp. 73-76). Hannover, Germany: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ).