Space-time coded systems with joint transmit and receive antenna selection
This paper studies performance of space-time coded (STC) systems with joint transmit and receive antenna selection over multiple input multiple output (MIMO) flat and frequency-selective (FS) fading channels. Specifically we first perform a pairwise error probability analysis over flat fading channels explicitly. Then we comment on our expectations for the case of FS fading channels. We show that the joint transmit and receive antenna selection based on received power levels does not degrade the achievable diversity order when full rank STCs are employed. Simulation results are provided to verify our theoretical results for both full rank and rank-deficient codes.