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Tight upper bound on the outage probability of QSTBC

: Sezgin, A.; Jorswieck, E.A.


IEEE Communications Letters 10 (2006), No.11, pp.784-786
ISSN: 1089-7798
Journal Article
Fraunhofer HHI ()

Recently, the statistical properties of the equivalent channel representation of a multiple-input-multiple output (MIMO) system employing rate one quasi-orthogonal space-time block codes (QSTBC) for n(T) = 2(n), n >= 2 transmit antennas was characterized. It was shown, that these QSTBC were capable of achieving a significant fraction of the outage mutual information of a MIMO system. In this letter, based on the Minkowski's determinant inequality and the Meijer's G-function we derive an upper bound for the fraction of outage probability achieved with QSTBC for the general case of n(T) = 2(n), n >= 2 transmit antennas. Simulations results show that this bound gets tight for all signal-to-noise-ratios (SNR) values by increasing the number of receive antennas.