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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

  • Received: 19 June 2006
  • Accepted: 11 February 2007
  • Published:


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.


  • Information System
  • Error Rate
  • Performance Analysis
  • State Information
  • System Application


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Informatics, UniK-University Graduate Center, University of Oslo, Kjeller, 2027, Norway
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA


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© Manav R. Bhatnagar et al. 2007

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