Performance of Digital Modulation in Double Nakagami-m Fading Channels with MRC Diversity


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.2   pp.559-566
Publication Date: 2009/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.559
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
double Nakagami-m,  double Rayleigh,  MGF,  average BEP,  outage probability,  MRC diversity,  

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In this paper, we derive the average bit error probability (BEP) for common digital modulation schemes and the outage probability of double Nakagami-m channels with MRC diversity. First, the probability density function (PDF) and moment generating function (MGF) of received signal with maximal ratio combining (MRC) receiver diversity are computed. The derived MGF results are simplified in terms of a generalized hypergeometric function 2F0. The derived BEP expressions find applications in existing wireless systems such as satellite mobile communication system, mobile-to-mobile communication system and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communication system. In addition, the obtained general MGF expression considers combined Rayleigh Nakagami-m, double Rayleigh, single Rayleigh, single Nakagami-m, and non-fading or additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channels as special cases. The simulation results agree well with the theoretical results.