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J. He, V. Tervo, S. Qian, M. Juntti and T. Matsumoto, "Performance Analysis of OSTBC Transmission in Lossy Forward MIMO Relay Networks," in IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 1791-1794, Aug. 2017. doi: 10.1109/LCOMM.2017.2696962

Performance analysis of OSTBC transmission in lossy forward MIMO relay networks

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Author: He, Jiguang1; Tervo, Valtteri1; Qian, Shen2,1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
2School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi 923-1292, Japan
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-06-29


We analyze the outage probability for the orthogonal space-time block code based multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) relay networks, composed of one source, one relay, and a single destination. The relay forwards the decoded and interleaved information sequence even though the information part may contain error(s), according to the lossy forward strategy. In spatially independent MIMO channels, we find that the diversity order of the relay network can be interpreted and formulated by the well-known max-flow min-cut theorem. Moreover, we extend the analysis to the case of spatially correlated MIMO channels. Approximated explicit expressions for the outage probabilities are obtained in high signal-to-noise ratio regime.

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Series: IEEE communications letters
ISSN: 1089-7798
ISSN-E: 2373-7891
ISSN-L: 1089-7798
Volume: 21
Issue: 8
Pages: 1791 - 1794
DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2017.2696962
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is partially supported by the network compression based wireless cooperative communication systems (NETCOBRA, No. 268209) project, funded by the Academy of Finland.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 268209
Detailed Information: 268209 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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