Error probability for MIMO zero-forcing receiver with adaptive power allocation in the presence of imperfect channel state information

Edward K.S. Au, Cheng Wang, Sana Sfar, Ross D. Murch, Wai Ho Mow, Vincent K.N. Lau, Roger S. Cheng, Khaled Ben Letaief

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Link adaptation allows the transmitter to adapt to changing channel conditions. Critical to the design of link adaptation is the accuracy of channel state information at the transmitter. In this paper, we investigate the effect of imperfect channel state information and feedback delay on the performance of a multiple-input multiple-output zero-forcing receiver with adaptive power allocation. A closed-form approximate upper bound on bit error rate is derived for M-ary phase shift keying and M-ary quadrature amplitude modulation and it is valid for arbitrary numbers of transmit and receive antennas. Comparison with Monte Carlo simulations is also provided, showing that the results derived from this analytical bound are useful for system design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1523-1528
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007



  • Bit error rate
  • Channel estimation error
  • Feedback
  • MIMO
  • Power allocation
  • Zero-forcing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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