Performance of spatial modulation using measured real-world channels

A. Younis, W. Thompson, M. Di Renzo, C. X. Wang, M. A. Beach, H. Haas, P. M. Grant

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In this paper, for the first time real-world channel measurements are used to analyse the performance of spatial modulation (SM), where a full analysis of the average bit error rate performance (ABER) of SM using measured urban correlated and uncorrelated Rayleigh fading channels is provided. The channel measurements are taken from an outdoor urban multiple input multiple output (MIMO) measurement campaign. Moreover, ABER performance results using simulated Rayleigh fading channels are provided and compared with a derived analytical bound for the ABER of SM, and the ABER results for SM using the measured urban channels. The ABER results using the measured urban channels validate the derived analytical bound and the ABER results using the simulated channels. Finally, the ABER of SM is compared with the performance of spatial multiplexing (SMX) using the measured urban channels for small and large scale MIMO. It is shown that SM offers nearly the same or a slightly better performance than SMX for small scale MIMO. However, SM offers large reduction in ABER for large scale MIMO.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference
ISBN (Print)9781467361873
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event78th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2013 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2 Sept 20135 Sept 2013


Conference78th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleVTC 2013-Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • Experimental results
  • Large scale mimo
  • Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
  • Spatial modulation (SM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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