A unified approach for calculating error rates of linearly modulated signals over generalized fading channels

Mohamed Slim Alouini, Andrea Goldsmith

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Abstract

We present a unified analytical framework to determine the exact average symbol-error-rate (SER) of linearly modulated signals over generalized fading channels. The results are applicable to systems employing coherent demodulation with maximal-ratio combining multichannel reception. The analyses assume independent fading paths which are not necessarily identically distributed. In all cases the proposed approach leads to an expression of the average SER involving a single finite-range integral which can be easily computed numerically. In addition, as special cases, SER expressions for single channel reception are obtained. These expressions reduce to well-known solutions, give alternate (often simpler) expressions for previous results, or provide new formulas which are either closed-form expressions or simple to compute numerically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 1998 - 1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications
Subtitle of host publicationNew Century Communications, Conference Record; Affiliated with SUPERCOMM 1998
Pages459-464
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications: New Century Communications, ICC 1998 - Affiliated with SUPERCOMM 1998 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jun 7 1998Jun 11 1998

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Communications - Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications: New Century Communications, ICC 1998 - Affiliated with SUPERCOMM 1998
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period6/7/986/11/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Engineering(all)

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