Asymptotic Performance and Exact Symbol Error Probability Analysis of Orthogonal STBC in Spatially Correlated Rayleigh MIMO Channel

Kyung Seung AHN  Heung Ki BAIK  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.9   pp.1965-1975
Publication Date: 2007/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.9.1965
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
Keyword: 
asymptotic performance,  coding gain,  correlated MIMO channel,  diversity gain,  moment generating function,  orthogonal space-time block code,  symbol error probability,  

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Summary: 
Space-time block coding is an attractive solution for improving quality in wireless links. In general, the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel is correlated by an amount that depends on the propagation environment as well as the polarization of the antenna elements and the spacing between them. In this paper, asymptotic performance and exact symbol error probability (SEP) of orthogonal space-time block code (STBC) are considered in spatially correlated Rayleigh fading MIMO channel. We derive the moment generating function (MGF) of effective signal-to-noise ration (SNR) after combining scheme at the receiver. Using the MGF of effective SNR, we calculate the probability density function (pdf) of the effective SNR and derive exact closed-form SEP expressions of PAM/PSK/QAM with M-ary signaling. We prove that the diversity order is given by the product of the rank of the transmit and receive correlation matrix. Moreover, we quantify the loss in coding gain due to the spatial correlation. Simulation results demonstrate that our analysis provides accuracy.