Exponential-type bounds on the generalized Marcum Q-function with application to error probability analysis over fading channels

Marvin K. Simon, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

Strict upper and lower bounds of exponential-type are derived for the generalized (mth order) Marcum Q-function which enable simple evaluation of a tight upper bound on the average bit-error probability performance of a wide class of noncoherent and differentially coherent communication systems operating over generalized fading channels. For the case of frequency-selective fading with arbitrary statistics per independent fading path, the resulting upper bound on performance is expressed in the form of a product of moment generating functions of the instantaneous power random variables that characterize these paths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-366
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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