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In this paper, a symbol error rate (SER) study is presented for the dual-hop relay networks employing space-time block code (STBC) from coordinate interleaved orthogonal design (STBC-CIOD), where a relay with either a decode-and-forward (DF) or an amplify-and-forward (AF) protocol is equipped with multiple antennas. More specifically, we provide the union upper and lower bounds on the average SER by deriving an accurate closed-form formula for the corresponding symbol pairwise error rate (SPER). In addition, the asymptotic diversity order is analyzed. The theoretically derived bounds are in good agreement with the simulation results.
Date of Publication: Jan. 2013