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Effect of correlations on the symbol error rate of orthogonal space-time block codes in keyhole MIMO channels

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3 Author(s)
Zhao Hongzhi ; Nat. Key Lab. of Commun., Univ. of Electron. Sci. & Technol. of China, Chengdu, China ; Tang Youxi ; Gong Yi

Keyhole channels generally characterize rank-efficient MIMO channels, which were predicted theoretically and also observed experimentally. In this paper, we present error rate performance analysis of orthogonal space-time block codes (STBCs) in correlated keyhole multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels, which is not only suitable for exponential correlation models, but also for constant correlation models. Using a moment-generation-function (MGF) based approach, we provide the exact expressions of the average symbol error rate (SER). Simulation results are provided to validate our analytical results.

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Communications, Circuits and Systems, 2009. ICCCAS 2009. International Conference on

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23-25 July 2009