Outage Probability of a Macro and Micro MIMO Diversity Scheme in an Indoor Fading and Shadowing Environment

Ryosuke UCHIDA  Hiraku OKADA  Takaya YAMAZATO  Masaaki KATAYAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A    No.10    pp.2945-2951
Publication Date: 2005/10/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.10.2945
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Information Theory and Its Applications)
Category: MIMO System
MIMO,  STBC,  wireless control,  industrial equipment,  

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In this manuscript, a layered macro/micro diversity scheme is introduced at the receiver side of a MIMO STBC wireless control system under fading and shadowing environment. The combination of the outputs of micro diversity is based on soft-decision values, while the macro diversity branches are combined based on hard decision values. As a measure of the reliability of the system, the outage probability of frame-error rate is employed. The performance of the proposed system is analytically and numerically evaluated and the impact of the macro diversity in the outage probability is clarified.