Pairwise error probability of space-time codes in Rician-Nakagami channels

Murat Uysal

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In this letter, we investigate the shadowing effect on the performance of space-time codes, using the Rician-Nakagami channel model which has been recently introduced. Specifically, we derive an exact expression for the pairwise error probability (PEP) of space-time trellis codes over the Rician-Nakagami channel, which is in the form of a simple single finite-range integral. We also present numerical results how the PEP expressions for the Rician-Nakagami channel can be related to those for the classical Rician-lognormal channel based on the parameter transformation between these two models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004


  • Nakagami model
  • Pairwise error probability (PEP)
  • Shadowed Rician model
  • Shadowing
  • Space-time trellis coding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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