Performance analysis of maximal-ratio combining with transmit antenna selection for generalized selection criterion

Seyeong Choi, Young-Chai Ko, Edward J. Powers

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We investigate the performance of transmit antenna selection in multi-input multi-output systems where only a single transmit antenna is selected for the transmission and multiple receive antennas are employed for maximal-ratio combining. Antenna selection is performed by a generalized selection criterion based on the ordinal number of the strength of the received signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Starting with the statistics such as the cumulative distribution function, the probability density function, and the moment-generating function, we derive an exact closed-from expression for the performance such as the average output SNR and the average bit-error rate. By considering Nakagami fading models, we show the dependence of the performance on the fading severity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780391527
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 2005 Sept 252005 Sept 28


Other62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Antenna diversity
  • Maximal-ratio combining (MRC)
  • Nakagami fading channels
  • Transmit antenna selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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