Amplify-and-forward MIMO relaying with OSTBC over Nakagami-m fading channels

Trung Q. Duong, Hans Jürgen Zepernick, Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, Vo Nguyen Quoc Bao

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the performance of dual-hop channel state information (CSI)-assisted amplify-and-forward (AF) cooperative networks using orthogonal space-time block codes (OSTBCs) over independent but not identically distributed Nakagami-m fading channels. Specifically, we present closed-form expressions of the outage probability (OP) and the symbol error probability (SEP). The analytical results are given in tractable forms which readily allow us to assess the performance of AF relay systems using OSTBCs. For sufficiently large signal-to-noise ratio, we obtain the asymptotic results for OP and SEP which reveal insights into the effect of fading factors on the diversity and coding gains. It has been shown that between the two hops the more severe link solely determines the diversity and coding gains. In particular, these two gains strictly depend on the fading severity parameters and the channel mean powers of the more rigorous hop, respectively. Numerical results are provided showing an excellent agreement between our analytical results and those of Monte-Carlo simulations for selected scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: May 23 2010May 27 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period5/23/105/27/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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