Error Performance of Prerake Diversity Combining-Based UWB Spatial Multiplexing MIMO Systems over Indoor Wireless Channels

Jinyoung AN  Sangchoon KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.10   pp.2817-2821
Publication Date: 2010/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.2817
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
ultra-wideband (UWB),  MIMO,  prerake diversity combining,  zero forcing (ZF),  

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In this letter, we consider a novel ultra-wideband (UWB) spatial multiplexing (SM) multiple input multiple output (MIMO) structure, which consists of prerake diversity combiners in the transmitter and a zero forcing (ZF) detector in the receiver. For a UWB SM MIMO system with N transmit antennas, M receive antennas, and L resolvable multipath components, it is shown that the proposed prerake combining-based MIMO detection scheme has the diversity order of (LN-M+1) and its BER performance is analytically presented in a log-normal fading channel and also compared with that of a rake combining-based ZF scheme.