Adaptive Spatial Modulation for Spectrally-Efficient MIMO Systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2014 IEEE. Using spatial modulation (SM) jointly with adaptive modulation (AM), we propose a low-complexity and spectrally-efficient transmission scheme in a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system. While in the conventional SM technique a fixed data rate is achieved, the proposed adaptive spatial modulation (ASM) technique is throughput-optimized by taking advantage of the wireless channel variations in order to increase the spectral efficiency of SM. ASM has been previously studied in [1] in order to improve the average bit error rate (ABER) performance of SM while only providing a fixed data rate. On the other hand, the ASM technique is introduced in this paper in order to achieve high data rates while keeping the ABER below a certain threshold. We propose two variations of ASM compromising between the spectral efficiency and the error performance. The ABER and the average spectral performance results of both variations are presented via Monte-Carlo simulations and confirmed with analytical results including asymptotic performance bounds on the ABER. These results show that the proposed ASM techniques come with a considerable spectral efficiency gain compared to SM while only requiring a limited feedback from the receiver.

name of conference

  • 2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Bouida, Z., Ghrayeb, A., & Qaraqe, K. A.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Bouida, Zied||Ghrayeb, Ali||Qaraqe, Khalid A

publication date

  • April 2014