Symbol Error Rate of Cooperative Transmission Using OSTBC

Qinghai YANG  Yingji ZHONG  Kyung Sup KWAK  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.1    pp.338-341
Publication Date: 2009/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.338
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
SER,  cooperative transmission,  OSTBC,  

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We investigate the symbol error rate (SER) of the cooperative transmission with the decode-and-forward relay protocol under Rayleigh fading channels. The technique of orthogonal space-time block coding (OSTBC) is applied at the links source-relay, source-destination and relay-destination. A closed-form SER expression is derived. Simulation results demonstrate the theoretical solutions.