Achievable Error Rate Performance Analysis of Space Shift Keying Systems with Imperfect CSI

Jinkyu KANG  Seongah JEONG  Hoojin LEE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.4   pp.1084-1087
Publication Date: 2017/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
Keyword: 
space shift keying (SSK),  channel estimation error,  bit error rate (BER),  bit error floor (BEF),  asymptotic analysis,  signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) loss,  

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Summary: 
In this letter, efficient closed-form formulas for the exact and asymptotic average bit error probability (ABEP) of space shift keying (SSK) systems are derived over Rayleigh fading channels with imperfect channel state information (CSI). Specifically, for a generic 2×NR multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system with the maximum likelihood (ML) detection, the impact of imperfect CSI is taken into consideration in terms of two types of channel estimation errors with the fixed variance and the variance as a function of the number of pilot symbols and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Then, the explicit evaluations of the bit error floor (BEF) and asymptotic SNR loss are carried out based on the derived asymptotic ABEP formula, which accounts for the impact of imperfect CSI on the SSK system. The numerical results are presented to validate the exactness of our theoretical analysis.