2018 Volume 7 Issue 11 Pages 400-406
Antenna diversity is a powerful means to improve the bit error rate (BER) performance in wireless communication systems. In this paper, we propose selective multi-input multi-output (MIMO) diversity with subcarrier-wise user equipment (UE) antenna identification/selection in a doubly-selective fading channel. Pilot-aided channel estimation (PACE) is used for identifying/selecting the best UE antenna prior to data transmission and decision-feedback channel estimation (DFCE) is used to update the channel state information (CSI). It is confirmed by computer simulation that the proposed selective MIMO diversity provides the improved BER performance compared to MISO/SIMO diversity in low and high mobility environments.