Co-funded by: EU
Duration: January 2006 - February 2009
The Multiple-Access Space Time Coding Testbed (MASCOT) project develops, analyses, and implements concepts and techniques for Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) wireless systems. It aims at bringing the full benefits of MU-MIMO communications to systems such as cellular, broadband wireless access, wireless local area, and ad-hoc networks. The key objective of the MASCOT project is to develop, analyse, and implement generic techniques for Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) wireless systems. The first part of the project is dedicated to developing robust (with respect to propagation conditions) space-time codes, baseband transceiver algorithms, methods for link adaption, and scheduling which are suitable for MU-MIMO systems. Particular emphasis is put on hardware implementation and complexity constraints.