Reliability characterization for SIMO communication systems with low-resolution phase quantization under rayleigh fading

Samiru Gayan*, Rajitha Senanayake, Hazer Inaltekin, Jamie Evans

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This paper investigates the communication reliability for single-input-multiple-output wireless systems with low-resolution phase quantizers. First, the maximum-likelihood detector with n-bit phase quantization is derived when there are N antennas at the receiver. Then, three low-complexity antenna selection strategies for data detection are proposed and their symbol error probability performance is characterized. It is shown that having 3 or more bits is sufficient to attain the full diversity order N, achievable with infinite-bit quantizers, for quadrature phase shift keying modulation under Rayleigh fading. In particular, it is established that the proposed low-complexity max-distance and max-norm antenna selection strategies perform the same as the maximum-likelihood detector in terms of the asymptotic system reliability for n ≥ 3. On the other hand, the diversity order decreases dramatically from N to N/2 when n is equal to 2, as illustrated by our numerical results and proven for the case of N=2. An extensive numerical and simulation study is performed to illustrate the accuracy of the derived results and asymptotic system reliability performance as well as verifying our hypotheses in the high signal-to-noise ratio regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2660-2679
Number of pages20
JournalIEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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