In this paper, we propose a new QR-based selection criterion with reduced complexity for the development of switching between spatial multiplexing (SM) and spatial diversity (SD) transmission. Then, we investigate an effect of the QR-decomposition processes by exploiting orthogonal structure of channel matrix. Additionally, to solve the problem of the error transmission mode in transmitter, we claim that the proposed QR-based detection at receiver can be used to form the successive interference cancellation (SIC) detection and orthogonal space-time block code (O-STBC) decoding for the SM transmission and the SD transmission, respectively. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme is capable of achieving optimum performance, but at a low-complexity level.
- Multiple-input multiple-output; Switching; Minimum Euclidean distance; QR-decomposition