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Performance Comparison of Different Spatial Modulation Schemes in Correlated Fading Channels

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Communications (ICC 2010)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-6404-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6402-9
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010 - Cape Town, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 May 201027 May 2010


Conference2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCape Town


In this paper, we introduce TOSD-SM (TimeOrthogonal Signal Design assisted Spatial Modulation), which is a novel space modulation scheme based on the principle of the recently proposed Spatial Modulation (SM) wireless transmission technique for Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems. We show that, unlike other SM-based methods available in the literature, the proposed approach can offer transmit-diversity gains by properly designing the transmitted signal to have a peaky time auto-correlation function. By considering the basic 2 × 1 MISO (Multiple-Input-Single-Output) system setup, the optimal Maximum-Likelihood (ML) detector with full Channel State Information (CSI) at the receiver will be developed, and its performance evaluated in closed-form. Performance comparison with other proposed SM schemes over fading channels will evidence two main benefits of TOSD-SM: i) transmit-diversity gains, and ii) intrinsic robustness to spatial correlation of channel fading. Analytical frameworks and findings will also be substantiated via Monte Carlo simulations.


2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010


Cape Town, United Kingdom

Event: Conference

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