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On performance analysis and design criteria for trellis coded unitary space-time modulation

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2 Author(s)
Zhenyu Sun ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore ; Tjeng Thiang Tjhung

In this letter, we present formulas for the pairwise error-event probability (PEP) and bit error probability (BEP) of trellis-coded unitary space-time modulation (TC-USTM) operated in a piecewise constant Rayleigh fading channel. From these analyses we discovered design criteria for the TC-USTM encoder to achieve an optimal BEP performance. We conduct simulations and verify that our analyzes are accurate, especially at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).

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Communications Letters, IEEE  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 4 )