New Results on Selective Diversity Using Order Statistics for Reception of M-Ary DPSK and PSK Signals on Nakagami Fading Channels

Changhwan KIM  Seyoung CHOI  Youngyearl HAN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A   No.4   pp.1085-1089
Publication Date: 2001/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
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The performances of M-ary DPSK (MDPSK) and PSK (MPSK) systems using L-branch selection combining (SC) diversity reception in frequency-nonselective slow Nakagami fading channels are derived theoretically. For integer values of the Nakagami fading parameter m, the general formula for evaluating symbol error rate (SER) of MDPSK signals in the independent branch diversity system comprises numerical analyses with the integral-form expressions. An exact closed-form SER performance of MPSK signals under the effect of SC diversity via numerical integration is presented.