Selective Diversity Reception of M-Ary PSK and QAM Signals on Nakagami Fading Channels

Changhwan KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.8   pp.1614-1617
Publication Date: 2002/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
SC,  Nakagami fading,  MPSK,  MQAM,  

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The performances of M-ary PSK (MPSK) and QAM (MQAM) 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 MPSK signals in the independent branch diversity system comprises numerical analyses with the integral-form expressions. An exact closed-form SER performance of MQAM signals under the effect of SC diversity via numerical integration is presented.