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Capacity and error probability analysis for space-time block codes over fading channels

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2 Author(s)
Hao Zhang ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Victoria Univ., BC, Canada ; Gulliver, T.A.

The capacity and error probability of space-time block codes (STBC) are considered for PAM/PSK/QAM modulation in fading channels. The approach is based on an equivalent scalar AWGN (additive white Gaussian noise) channel with a channel gain proportional to the Frobenius norm of the matrix channel for the STBC. Using this effective channel, capacity and probability of error expressions are derived for PSK/PAM/QAM modulation with STBC. Rayleigh, Ricean and Nakagami fading channels are considered.

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Communications, Computers and signal Processing, 2003. PACRIM. 2003 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

30-30 Aug. 2003