I am trying to understand the calculation upper bound that is given in book.

Introduction to Space-Time Wireless Communications by Arogyaswami Paulraj,  p 87-88

Introduction to Space-Time Wireless Communications by Arogyaswami Paulraj,  p 87-88

Edit 1: I added 3,44

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Can someone explain to me how to come from (5.5) to (5.7) ?

  • $\begingroup$ Have you seen equation 3.44 as suggested? $\endgroup$
    – MBaz
    Mar 4, 2019 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ at the very least you could give us eq. 3.44 $\endgroup$ Mar 4, 2019 at 16:06
  • $\begingroup$ @MarcusMüller I added $\endgroup$
    – nani
    Mar 5, 2019 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ @MBaz I added the equastion 3,44 $\endgroup$
    – nani
    Mar 5, 2019 at 13:50

1 Answer 1


I think eq. 5.6 is unnecessary. To know where eq. 5.7 comes from, you need to realize that 5.7 is actually the average bit error rate. Which means that we find the expected value of eq 5.5 with respect to the effective channel. To do that, let


In case that $h_i\sim\mathcal{CN}(0,1)$ and i.i.d, $Y$ is a central Chi-square random variable with $2M$ degrees of freedom. The PDF of $Y$ is then given by


The ABER is then given by


From the table of integrals we have

$$\int_0^{\infty}x^ne^{-\mu\,x}\,dx = n!\mu^{-n-1}$$

So, the ABER can be evaluated to


At high SNR $\rho>>1$, so, the ABER reduces to


which means that the diversity order of this system is $M$. (You can add the scaler $\bar{N_c}$ to these equations, which has no effect on the calculations)

  • $\begingroup$ So how i understood for the last equastion is E{hh^H} =I ( the identity matrix, size is the nu,ber of the transmit antennas) important: uncorrelated channel. But how does it change in case correlated channel. if E{hh^H} is not equal to the identity matrix? $\endgroup$
    – nani
    Mar 5, 2019 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ This is another question. I answered your question above. $\endgroup$
    – BlackMath
    Mar 5, 2019 at 19:25
  • $\begingroup$ After I answered your question, you ignored it and asked another question. You don't know what you want. $\endgroup$
    – BlackMath
    Mar 5, 2019 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ i just want to understand the concept of calculation using a different condition. I read a lot of information about it. $\endgroup$
    – nani
    Mar 6, 2019 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ M can have a different value, which depends on DO( diverssity order) $\endgroup$
    – nani
    Mar 6, 2019 at 7:24

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