Closed-form expressions for symbol error probability of orthogonal space-time block codes over Rician-Nakagami channels

F. Xu, D. W. Yue, Chung Ming Lau, Q. F. Zhou

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The performances of orthogonal space-time block codes (OSTBCs) over Rician-Nakagami channels are investigated. In particular, we derive closed-form symbol error probability (SEP) expressions for OSTBC systems in which M-ary phase-shift-keying modulation and M-ary quadrature-amplitude modulation are used. These SEP results are expressed in terms of Lauricella's multivariate hypergeometric functions, which can be easily evaluated numerically. When the Rician-Nakagami channel degenerates to the Rician-Rayleigh channel, or equivalently the Rayleigh fading channel, the closed-form SEP expressions are rewritten in terms of higher transcendental functions, that is, Gauss hypergeometric function and Appell hypergeometric function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-661
Number of pages7
JournalIET Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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