Exact error rates of MRC with transmit antenna selection in non-identically distributed nakagami fading channels

Juan M. Romero-Jerez, Andrea J. Goldsmith

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Abstract

We present exact expressions for the average bit error rate (BER) and symbol error rate (SER) of different modulation techniques of a wireless system with multiple transmit and receive antennas. The receive antennas are assumed to use maximal ratio combining (MRC), whereas the transmit antenna that maximize the instantaneous post-processing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is selected. We consider an independent but non- identically distributed (i.n.d.) Nakagami-m fading channel where the long-term SNR and fading parameters from the different transmit antennas are arbitrary and may be different from each other. For the case when the Nakagami fading parameter m has an integer value in every channel, results are given in closed- form as a finite sum of simple terms For the case when fading parameters take any real value, our results are given in terms of the multivariate Lauricella hypergeometric function F A (n). Monte Carlo simulations are shown to validate our theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Pages997-1001
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2008Dec 4 2008

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Other

Other2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period11/30/0812/4/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Lauricella's hypergeometric functions
  • Nakagami-m fading
  • Transmit antenna selection (TAS)

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