5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China

Research Article

Performance analysis of Spatial Modulation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/chinacom.2010.105,
        author={Marco Di Renzo and Harald Haas},
        title={Performance analysis of Spatial Modulation},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China},
        keywords={Spatial Modulation (SM) performance analysis},
  • Marco Di Renzo
    Harald Haas
    Year: 2011
    Performance analysis of Spatial Modulation
    DOI: 10.4108/chinacom.2010.105
Marco Di Renzo1,*, Harald Haas2,*
  • 1: L2S, UMR 8506 CNRS - SUPELEC - Univ Paris-Sud, Laboratory of Signals and Systems (L2S), French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), École Supérieure d'Électricité (SUPÉLEC), University of Paris-Sud XI (UPS), 3 rue Joliot-Curie, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette (Paris), France
  • 2: The University of Edinburgh, College of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM), Joint Research Institute for Signal and Image Processing, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JL, United Kingdom (UK)
*Contact email: marco.direnzo@lss.supelec.fr, h.haas@ed.ac.uk


In this paper, we propose a framework for analyzing the performance of multiple-antenna wireless systems using the recently proposed Spatial Modulation (SM). More specifically, we derive upper bounds for computing the Average Bit Error Probability (ABEP) of Multiple-Input-Single-Output (MISO) systems over general fading channels. The framework accounts for arbitrary modulation schemes, and can handle both independent and correlated channels with arbitrary fading parameters. Monte Carlo simulations are shown to substantiate the proposed analytical derivation. Furthermore, the performance of SM is compared to Multilevel Phase Shift Keying (M-PSK) modulation, and it is shown that SM can offer the same spectral efficiency with a smaller bit error probability.