Performance of the Alamouti Scheme with Imperfect Transmit Antenna Selection

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Chen, Zhuo; Vucetic, Branka (School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia)
Yuan, Jinhong (School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, The University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia)

In this paper, the error performance of the Alamouti scheme with transmit antenna selection is investigated in the context of imperfect subset selection. The asymptotic bit error performance is derived for binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) modulation in flat Rayleigh fading channels. It is shown that the transmit diversity order is equal to the larger ordinal number of the antenna within the selected antenna subset, while the smaller ordinal number only determines horizontal location of the error performance curve without an impact on asymptotic diversity order. Simulation results are provided to substantiate the theoretical analysis.