Performance Analysis of Amplify-and-Forward MIMO Relay Networks with Transmit Antenna Selection over Nakagami-m Channels

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Quang Trung Duong, Hans-Jürgen Zepernick, Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, Vo Nguyen Quoc Bao
Title: Performance Analysis of Amplify-and-Forward MIMO Relay Networks with Transmit Antenna Selection over Nakagami-m Channels
Conference name: IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC'10)
Year: 2010
Publisher: IEEE
City: Istanbul, Turkey
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Electrical Engineering (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - Avd. för elektroteknik)
School of Engineering S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/ing/
Authors e-mail: quang.trung.duong@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: We analyze the performance of amplify-and-forward (AF)
multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) cooperative networks over independent but not identically distributed Nakagami-$m$ fading channels. Specifically, we consider an AF MIMO relay network where the source deploys the transmit antenna selection scheme to communicate with the destination through the help of a relay. We derive closed-form approximations for outage probability (OP) and symbol error probability (SEP). Moreover, asymptotically tight approximations for OP and SEP have been obtained to facilitate insights on how fading parameters affect the performance. Our analytical results are verified by Monte-Carlo simulations for respective scenarios.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Signal Processing\General
Keywords: transmit antenna selection, amplify-and-forward relay
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