Performance of transmit and receive antenna selection in the presence of channel estimation errors

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Gucluoglu T. , Panayirci E.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, vol.12, pp.371-373, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lcomm.2008.072126
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-373


This letter considers the effect of channel estimation errors on the performance of space-time coded (STC) systems with transmit and receive antenna selection over quasi-static flat fading channels. By performing pairwise error probability analysis and presenting numerical examples, we show that the diversity order achieved with perfect channel state information (CSI) is still achievable with imperfect CSI used both at the antenna selection and the space-time decoding processes. We note that our results apply to general STC systems with both transmit and/or receive antenna selection based on largest received powers which can be estimated by any channel estimator.