Source Transmit Antenna Selection for Space Shift Keying With Cooperative Relays

Yarkin F., Altunbaş İ., Basar E.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, vol.21, no.5, pp.1211-1214, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lcomm.2017.2659119
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1211-1214
  • Keywords: Space shift keying (SSK), antenna selection, cooperative relays, SPATIAL MODULATION, PERFORMANCE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this letter, we propose a cooperative multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) scheme combining transmit antenna selection (TAS) and space shift keying (SSK). In this scheme, source transmit antennas are selected and SSK is applied by using the selected antennas. Besides the direct link transmission, the relays, that decode the source signal correctly, take part in the transmission. Exact expressions and a considerably accurate approximate expression for the symbol error rate of the proposed SSK system are derived. It is shown that the proposed scheme outperforms the SSK system without TAS and also the conventional cooperative MIMO system, which employs source TAS, at practical signal-to-noise ratio values for especially high data rates and sufficient number of receive antennas at the destination.