Abstract: In this paper, diversity-multiplexing tradeoff (DMT) curve for 2×2 Dual-Polarized uncorrelated Rice MIMO channels is studied. Exact expressions for statistic information of mutual information exponent are derived. Impacts of channel parameters such as signal to noise ratio (SNR), k-factor and cross polarization discrimination (XPD) on mutual information exponent are analyzed. Compared to conventional single-polarized (SP) Rice MIMO systems, a qualitatively different behavior is observed for DP Rice systems. The work in this paper, allows identifying quantitatively for which channels (k-factor) and SNR levels the use of dual polarization becomes beneficial. Gamma or lognormal distribution are used to describe mutual information component, and a theoretical formulation for finite-SNR DMT curve in 2×2 DP uncorrelated Rice channels is presented for the first time, which is valid in low and medium SNRs when multiplexing gain is larger than 0.75.
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Huang, Y. and Ren, G. (2013) Diversity–Multiplexing Tradeoff and Outage Performance for 2×2 Dual-Polarized Uncorrelated Rice MIMO Channels. Communications and Network, 5, 319-326. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.53B2059.