Keynote Speaker – Prof. Raed Mesleh

Space Modulation Techniques


Prof. Raed Mesleh
Vice Dean
German Jordanian University

Raed Mesleh received his Ph.D. from Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. From February 2016, he joined the Electrical and Communications Engineering Department as an Associate Professor and from September 2016 he holds the position of vice Dean at the School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan. From October 2010 to January 2016, he was with University of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia as an associate professor in electrical engineering department and the Director of Research Excellence Prizing unit and Intellectual Property Unit. From 2007 to 2010 he was with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow. He was a visiting scholar at several substantiated organizations such as, Boston University, The University of Edinburgh and Herriot-Watt University. His main research interests are in wireless communication and optical wireless communication with particular focus on MIMO techniques, FSO, and VLC. He is an inventor of Spatial Modulation and quadrature spatial modulation techniques. He holds seven patents, three of them are already granted, and published more than 100 papers at top-tier journals and international conferences. His citations exceed 3600 with exponential growth from 2007 till this date.


Past few years witnessed a tremendous growth in the demand for wireless services and huge increase in the number of mobile subscribers. Recent CISCO forecasts reveal that Global mobile data traffic grows 74 percent in 2015, where it reached 3.7 Exabytes per month at the end of 2015 comparing to 2.1 Exabytes per month at the end of 2014. Also and in the same forecasts, it is reported that mobile data traffic has grown 4,000-fold over the past 10 years and almost 400-million-fold over the past 15 years. As such, mobile operators and researchers are trying their best to develop new transmission technologies, protocols and network infrastructure solutions to enhance the achievable throughput and the overall spectral efficiency. A promising solution to achieve the targeted data rate is anticipated through multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology deployment. Spectrum scarcity is the main factor that limits the vision for high speed wireless access. Overcoming this challenge requires innovative ways for spectrum sensing and reuse. MIMO technology promises a linear gain in capacity with the number of antennas. Unfortunately, this linear gain requires high complexity transceivers and suffers from practical imperfections such as, spatial correlation, mutual coupling and others. Space modulation techniques, such as spatial modulation (SM), space shift keying (SSK) and quadrature spatial modulation (QSM), are proposed to alleviate most of these precincts. In such techniques, specific transmit antenna or antennas is activated and the index of the active antenna conveys extra modulation bits to achieve spatial multiplexing gain. Likewise, simple transceiver architecture can be considered and these techniques are shown to be robust to several imperfections as compared to other MIMO techniques. As such, it attracted momentous research interest in the past few years. This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of these techniques, the basic working principle, and the differences among them. The advantages and disadvantages of each technique along with their detailed performance will be discussed. A general framework for analyzing the performance of these techniques over generalized fading channels will be given.