Journal article

On the mutual information distribution of OFDM-based spatial multiplexing: Exact variance and outage approximation

Matthew R Mckay, Peter J Smith, Himal A Suraweera, Iain B Collings

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

This communication considers the distribution of the mutual information of frequency-selective spatially uncorrelated Rayleigh fading multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) channels. Results are presented for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)-based spatial multiplexing. New exact closed-form expressions are derived for the variance of the mutual information. In contrast to previous results, our new expressions apply for systems with both arbitrary numbers of antennas and arbitrary-length channels. Simplified expressions are also presented for high and low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) regimes. The analytical variance results are used to provide accurate analytical approximations..

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