IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, vol.21, no.6, pp.4364-4378, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
This paper presents a unified outage probability (OP) performance analysis of two hybrid antenna selection (AS) schemes, transmit antenna selection (TAS) and maximal ratio combining (MRC), and joint transmit and receive antenna selection (JTRAS) in multiple-input multiple-output non-orthogonal multiple access based downlink amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying network with channel estimation error (CEE) and feedback delay (FD). Since the communications in the first and second hops are kinds of single-user and multi-user communications, respectively the AS is done as optimal TAS/MRC or JTRAS is applied in the first hop while the suboptimal majority-based TAS/MRC or JTRAS is employed in the second hop. For both TAS/MRC and JTRAS schemes, the OP expressions are derived in single closed-form over Nakagami-m fading channels in the practical and ideal cases. Moreover, in the practical case, the lower bound OP expressions are found and at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) values, the OP reaches an error floor value, which means zero-diversity order. In the ideal case, asymptotic OP expressions are obtained in high SNR regime and demonstrate achievable non-zero diversity and array gains. Finally, through simulations and software-defined radio-based real-time tests, the accuracy of theoretical analysis is validated.