Error performance analysis of space-time codes over Rayleigh fading channels

Murat Uysal, Costas N. Georghiades

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Space-time coding is a bandwidth and power efficient method of communication over fading channels that realizes the benefits of multiple transmit and receive antennas. This novel technique has attracted much attention recently. However, currently the only analytical guide to the performance of space-time codes is an upper bound which could be quite loose in many cases. In this paper, an exact pairwise error probability is derived for space-time codes operating over Rayleigh fading channels. Based on this expression, an analytical estimate for bit error probability is computed, taking into account dominant error events. Simulation results indicate that the estimates are of high accuracy in a broad range of signal-to-noise ratios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2285-2290
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number52 ND
StatePublished - 2000
Event52nd Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTS Fall VTC2000) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Sep 24 2000Sep 28 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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