Performance analysis for MIMO systems using zero forcing detector over rice fading channel

Rongtao Xu, Chung Ming Lau

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In this paper, the performance of the multipleinput multiple-output (MIMO) systems using zero-forcing (ZF) detectors is studied over a Rice fading channel. Approximation to the distribution of non-central complex Wishart distribution is used to derive the bit error rate (BER) of the system. A closed-form expression of BER is derived. We draw the conclusion that the performance of the MIMO system over a Rice fading channel degrades compared to that over a Rayleigh fading channel.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1465745
Pages (from-to)4955-4958
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2005, ISCAS 2005 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 23 May 200526 May 2005


  • Complex Wishart distribution
  • Multiple-input multiple-output
  • Non-central complex Wishart distribution
  • Rice fading
  • Ricean factor
  • Zero-forcing detector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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