On the Performance of Dual-Hop Systems with Multiple Antennas: Effects of Spatial Correlation, Keyhole, and Co-Channel Interference Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, taking into account realistic propagation conditions, namely, spatial correlation, keyhole channels, and unequal-power co-channel interference, we investigate the performance of a wireless relay network where all the nodes are equipped with multiple antennas. Considering channel state information assisted amplify-and-forward protocol, we present analytical expressions for the symbol error rate (SER) and outage probability. More specifically, we first derive the SER expressions of a relay system with orthogonal space-time block coding (OSTBC) over correlated/keyhole fading channels. We also analyze the outage probability of interference corrupted relay systems with maximal ratio combing (MRC) at the receiver as well as multiple-input multiple-output MRC (MIMO MRC). Numerical results are given to illustrate and verify the analytical results. 2012 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, L., Alouini, M., Qaraqe, K., & Liu, W.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Liang||Alouini, M-S||Qaraqe, K||Liu, Weiping

publication date

  • December 2012