Spatial modulation: optimal detection and performance analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • In this letter, we derive the optimal detector for the so-called spatial modulation (SM) system introduced by Mesleh et al. in [1]. The new detector performs significantly better than the original (4 dB gain), and we support our results by deriving a closed form expression for the average bit error probability. As well, we show that SM with the optimal detector achieves performance gains (1.5-3 dB) over popular multiple antenna systems, making it an excellent candidate for future wireless communication standards. 2008 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Communications Letters

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Jeganathan, J., Ghrayeb, A., & Szczecinski, L.

citation count

  • 702

complete list of authors

  • Jeganathan, J||Ghrayeb, A||Szczecinski, L

publication date

  • August 2008