JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS (JCM)
ISSN : 1796-2021
Volume : 4    Issue : 3    Date : April 2009

Performance of Spatial Modulation in Correlated and Uncorrelated Nakagami Fading Channel
Ahmad Alshamali and Basma Quza
Page(s): 170-174
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Abstract
Spatial Modulation (SM) has been proposed to avoid interchannel interference and the need of exact
time synchronization amongst antennas of the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) transmission
system. In this paper, we study the performance of SM in a Nakagami fading environment. Exact
integral expressions for calculating the symbol error rate of multilevel Quadrature Amplitude
Modulation (M-QAM) of SM in correlated and uncorrelated Nakagami fading channels are derived.
The analytical and simulation results match closely over a wide range of SNR values.

Index Terms
MQAM, Nakagami channel, Spatial modulation, MIMO