BER Performance of Spatial Modulation Systems Under 3-D V2V MIMO Channel Models

Yu Fu, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Yi Yuan, Raed Mesleh, El Hadi M Aggoune, Mohammed M. Alwakeel, Harald Haas

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In this paper, the bit error rate (BER) performance of spatial modulation (SM) systems under a novel 3-D vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel model is investigated both theoretically and by simulations. The impact of vehicle traffic density, Doppler effect, and 3-D and 2-D V2V MIMO channel models on the BER performance are thoroughly investigated. Simulation results show that the performance of SM is mainly affected by the spatial correlation of the underlying channel model. Compared with other MIMO technologies, the SM system can offer a better tradeoff between spectral efficiency and system complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5725-5730
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number7
Early online date28 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


  • Bit error rate (BER)
  • spatial diversity
  • spatial modulation (SM)
  • spatial multiplexing
  • 3-D vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel models
  • TIME

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