Outage probability under I/Q imbalance and cascaded fading effects

Alexandros Apostolos A. Boulogeorgos, Paschalis C. Sofotasios, Bassant Selim, Sami Muhaidat, George K. Karagiannidis, Mikko Valkama

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Abstract

Direct-conversion architectures (DCA) can offer highly integrated low-cost hardware solutions to communication transceivers. However, DCA devices are sensitive to radio frequency (RF) imperfections such as amplifier non-linearities, phase noise and in-phase/quadrature-phase imbalances (IQI), which typically lead to a severe degradation of the performance of such systems. Motivated by this, we quantify and evaluate the impact of RF IQI on wireless communications in the context of cascaded fading channels. Novel closed form expressions are derived for the corresponding outage probability for the case of ideal transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX), ideal TX and I/Q imbalanced RX, I/Q imbalanced TX and ideal RX, and joint I/Q imbalanced TX/RX. The offered analytic results have a relatively convenient algebraic representation and their validity is extensively justified through simulations. Based on these, it is shown that cascaded fading leads to considerable degradation in the system performance and that assuming ideal RF front-ends at the TX and RX induces non-negligible errors in the outage probability that can exceed 20% in several communication scenarios. We further demonstrate that the effects by cascaded multipath fading conditions are particularly severe, as they typically result to considerable performance losses of around or over an order of magnitude.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2016 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019908
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Jun 2016
Event23rd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2016 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 16 May 201618 May 2016

Publication series

Name2016 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2016

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2016
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period16/05/1618/05/16

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