Performance bounds for combined channel coding and space-time block coding with receive antenna selection

Xiang Nian Zeng, Ali Ghrayeb

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Abstract

This paper studies the performance of the concatenation of an outer channel code with an orthogonal spacetime block code (STBC), where the outer code can be a convolutional code (CC) or a trellis-coded modulation (TCM) code. In particular, we derive upper bounds on the bit error rate (BER) for this concatenation scheme with receive antenna selection. In our analysis, we assume that 1) the receiver uses only L out of the available M receive antennas, where, typically, L ≤ M, 2) the selected antennas are those that maximize the instantaneous received signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), 3) the channel state information is perfectly known at the receiver, 4) the underlying channel is fully interleaved, and 5) the underlying orthogonal STBC is full-rate. We derive an explicit upper bound on the BER for the above concatenation scheme for any N, M and L, where N denotes the number of transmit antennas. We show that the diversity order, with antenna selection, is the same as that of the full complexity system, whereas the deterioration in SNR is upper bounded by 10log10 (M/L) dB. We also derive a tighter upper bound on the BER for the Alamouti scheme when the receiver uses the best antenna, i.e., L = 1. These upper bounds can be extended in a straightforward manner to other types of outer codes and fading channels, including fast, block and slow fading channels. Finally, we present simulation results that validate our analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
Pages3282-3286
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 11 Jul 200615 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume7
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period11/7/0615/7/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zeng, X. N., & Ghrayeb, A. (2006). Performance bounds for combined channel coding and space-time block coding with receive antenna selection. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006 (pp. 3282-3286). [4024695] (IEEE International Conference on Communications; Vol. 7). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2006.255313