A unified performance analysis of digital communication with dual selective combining diversity over correlated Rayleigh and Nakagami-m fading channels

Marvin K. Simon*, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

Using a simple linitc integral representation for the bivariate Rayleigh cumulative distribution function recently discovered by the authors, we present expressions for the outage probability and average error probability performances of a dual selective diversity system with correlated slow Rayleigh fading either in closed form (in particular for binary differential phaseshift keying) or in terms of a single integral with linitc limits and an integrand composed of elementary (exponential and trigonometric) functions. Because of their simple form, these expressions readily allow numerical evaluation for cases of practical interest. The results are also extended to the case of slow Nakagamim fading using an alternate representation of the generalized Marcum Q-function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

Keywords

  • Fading correlation
  • Nakagami fading
  • Selection combining diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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