Hardware Implementation of Generalized Space Modulation Techniques Using Simulink RF Blockset
Generalized space modulation techniques (GSMTs) are attractive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technologies that promise significant advantages for future wireless systems. Most existing studies of GSMTs in literature tackle several theoretical issues analytically or through Monte Carlo simulations. However, practical implementation and hardware limitations are yet to be studied. In this paper, GSMTs implementations using RF hardware components within the Simulink RF blockset library is considered. The implementation targets minimum hardware components and proposes fundamental baseband models for different GSMTs. The developed models facilitate the investigation of the impact of different parameters on the overall system performance. The accuracy of these models is corroborated through calculating the average BER and compare it to existing curves in literature. In addition, the required hardware components for GSMTs in passband implementation are discussed.
KeywordsMIMO Space modulation techniques Simulink–RF blockset
The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Deanship of Scientific Research at the German Jordanian University under research grant number SIC 41/2016.
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