A unified approach to the performance analysis of digital communication over generalized fading channels

Marvin K. Simon*, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

Presented here is a unified approach to evaluating the errorrale performance of digital communication systems operating over a generalized fading channel. What enables the unification is the recognition of the desirable form for alternate representations of the Gaussian and Marcum Q-functions that are characteristic of error-probability expressions for coherent, differentially coherent, and noncoherent forms of detection. It is shown that in the largest majority of cases, these error-rate expressions can be put in the form of a single integral with finite limits and an integrand composed of elementary functions, thus readily enabling numerical evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1860-1877
Number of pages18
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Volume86
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

Keywords

  • Communication channels
  • Differential phase shift keying
  • Digital communication
  • Dispersive channels
  • Diversity methods
  • Fading channels
  • Frequency shift keying
  • Phase shift keying
  • Signal detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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