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Performance Analysis of Space-Time Block Codes in Flat Fading MIMO Channels with Offsets

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072007:030548

DOI: 10.1155/2007/30548

Received: 19 June 2006

Accepted: 11 February 2007

Published: 10 May 2007

Abstract

We consider the effect of imperfect carrier offset compensation on the performance of space-time block codes. The symbol error rate (SER) for orthogonal space-time block code (OSTBC) is derived here by taking into account the carrier offset and the resulting imperfect channel state information (CSI) in Rayleigh flat fading MIMO wireless channels with offsets.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Informatics, UniK-University Graduate Center, University of Oslo
(2)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California
(3)
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bridgeport

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© Manav R. Bhatnagar et al. 2007

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