Date Added: Sep 2011
In this paper, the authors analyze the optimum expected End-to-End Distortion (EED) in delay-constrained wide-band Multiple-Input Mulitple-Output (MIMO) systems. They prove that the existence of frequency diversity benefits the EED in delay-constrained systems though it does not impact the ergodic channel capacity. For further analysis, they derive the closed-form expression of the optimum asymptotic expected EED, comprised of the optimum distortion exponent and the multiplicative optimum distortion factor. They present that, the optimum asymptotic expected EED decreases monotonically with frequency diversity order, but EED does not vanish with infinite frequency diversity. They also investigate the impact of spatial correlation on EED in wideband systems.