Pre-coding aided differential spatial modulation

Meng Zhang, Miaowen Wen, Xiang Cheng, Liuqing Yang

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In this paper, we propose a novel Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) scheme based on Spatial Modulation (SM) and termed as Pre-coding aided Differential Spatial Modulation (PDSM). By mapping information to the receiver side space-time transmit blocks and conducting differential modulation, the PDSM scheme achieves further reduced receiver side complexity in comparison with Pre-coding aided Spatial Modulation (PSM). A general upper bound on the Average Bit Error Probability (ABEP) achieved by the PDSM architecture with an arbitrary number of transmit antennas and two receive antennas is derived, and an exact closed-form ABEP expression is provided for BPSK signaling in Rayleigh fading environment. The PSM architecture with the same system configuration is chosen as a benchmark for performance comparisons. Simulation results validate the analysis and reveal a less-than-3dB Signalto- Noise power Ratio (SNR) penalty of the considered system in comparison with the benchmark.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959525
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 10 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015


Other58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

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  • Differential modulation
  • Linear pre-coding
  • MIMO
  • Spatial modulation


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