On the performance of arbitrary transmit selection for threshold-based receive MRC with and without co-channel interference

Redha Mahmoud Mesleh Radaydeh, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

The performance of multiple-antenna diversity systems in which the receiver combines signal replicas per threshold-based maximal ratio combining (MRC) and transmitter uses only a single antenna according to receive combined signal strength is studied. The impact of imperfect channel estimation and the effect of phase and time misalignments between desired and undesired signals are implicitly investigated. It is assumed that the desired signal replicas and interfering signals undergo statistically independent flat Rayleigh fading. The analysis is applicable for arbitrary transmit antenna selection, based either on receive combined signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) or receive combined signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR). For the scenario of identical multiple-antenna channels, closed-form analytical results for the combined SNR statistics and some performance measures are first presented. The SNR-based and SINR-based selection algorithms are then employed to obtain expressions for the distribution of combined SINR and outage probability performance, which are applicable for different statistical models of interfering signals. The adopted system models herein as well as the analytical development add enhancements on many existing results, and can be used to study the performance of different architectures under various channel conditions when the implementation complexity is of interest. © 2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3177-3191
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Volume59
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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