Space-time block codes in keyhole fading channels: Error rate analysis and performance results

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Abstract

Space-time block coding has recently been proposed as one of most promising transmission techniques over multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) fading channels. In independent identically distributed Rayleigh fading channels, orthogonal space-time block codes are able to provide full diversity while requiring extremely simple encoding and decoding. However, keyhole effects in realistic MIMO fading channel severely degrade the performance of MIMO systems in terms of link quality as well as channel capacity. In this paper, performance of orthogonal space-time block codes in MIMO fading channels under keyhole condition is analyzed systematically. Achievable diversity gains of keyhole channels are derived as well as closed-form expressions for error rate of space-time block codes. Simulation results are also provided to verify our analytical results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Proceedings
Pages1903-1907
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 May 200610 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

Other

Other2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period7/5/0610/7/06

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Keywords

  • Coding gain
  • Diversity gain
  • Keyhole
  • MIMO
  • Rayleigh fading
  • Space-time block code

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Gong, Y., & Letaief, K. B. (2006). Space-time block codes in keyhole fading channels: Error rate analysis and performance results. In 2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Proceedings (pp. 1903-1907). [1683178] (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference; Vol. 4).