Concise Performance Analysis of Maximal Ratio Combining with Transmit Antenna Selection in Nakagami-m Fading Channels

Ching-Tai CHIANG  Chia-Chun HUNG  Nan-Yang YEN  Rong-Ching WU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.2   pp.595-598
Publication Date: 2011/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.595
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
transmit antenna selection,  symbol error rate (SER) performance,  Nakagami-m fading,  

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Summary: 
This letter presents structurally simpler symbol error rate (SER) expressions for Transmit Antenna Selection/Maximal-Ratio Combining (TAS/MRC) scheme in independent Nakagami-m fading channels in a comparison with those in the literature. First, the SER is derived as a single infinite series of simple functions for arbitrary m. For integer m, the SER can be attained as a closed-form expression with a double finite series. Moreover, simple asymptotic SER expressions suggest that the TAS/MRC scheme can achieve a full diversity order at high SNR. Numerical and simulation results verify the conciseness of the derived expressions.