Space-time trellis codes with receive antenna selection in fast fading Academic Article uri icon


  • The performance of space-time trellis codes with antenna selection over fast fading channels is studied. A selection criterion is adopted that is based on selecting L out of the available M receive antennas that results in maximising the instantaneous signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at the receiver, where L M. It is shown that the resulting diversity order with antenna selection deteriorates and becomes a function of the number of selected antennas. This is unlike the case for slow fading in which the diversity order is always preserved with antenna selection when the underlying space-time code is full-rank.

published proceedings

  • Electronics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Ghrayeb, A., Sanei, A., & Shayan, Y.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Ghrayeb, A||Sanei, A||Shayan, Y

publication date

  • May 2004