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Bit error rates for a MIMO system in Rayleigh and Rician channels

: Haustein, T.; Jorswieck, E.; Jungnickel, V.; Krueger, U.; Pohl, V.; Helmolt, C. von


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
IEEE 54th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2001. Proceedings. Vol.4: Poster sessions : 7 - 11 October 2001, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Piscataway: IEEE Operations Center, 2001
ISBN: 0-7803-7005-8
ISBN: 0-7803-7006-6
Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) <54, 2001, Atlantic City/NJ>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer HHI ()
diversity reception; error statistics; indoor radio; mimo systems; phase shift keying; quadrature amplitude modulation; rayleigh channels; rician channels; simulation; bit error rates; ber; multiple input multiple output systems; antenna diversity; line of sight signal; los signal; channel estimation errors; bpsk; 16-qam; modulation; simulation environment; performance; mimo channel

Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems, being under intensive research nowadays, are discussed under the aspect of bit error rates (BER) that can be achieved in indoor scenarios. This paper focuses on the influence of antenna diversity, a line of sight (LOS) signal and channel estimation errors onto the BER using BPSK and 16-QAM modulation. The developed simulation environment allows us to determine the necessary accuracy for channel estimation to achieve the desired BER performance in a MIMO channel under certain constraints like number of antennas, modulation scheme etc.