Closed-form analysis of dual-diversity equal-gain combiners over Rayleigh fading channels

Xiaoyuan Qi*, Mohamed Slim Alouini, Young Chai Ko

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Starting with a new expression for the probability density function of the signal-to-noise ratio at the output of dual-diversity equal-gain combining (EGC) over not identically distributed Rayleigh channels, we provide closed-form expressions for the outage probability as well as average bit and symbol error rate of binary and M-ary phase-shift keying signals. Numerical examples indicate that EGC maintains a good diversity gain as long as the degree of unbalance is not very low but suffers a sharp and significant degradation when the degree of unbalance approaches zero.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1559-1563
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Vehicular Technology Conference - Birmingham, AL, United States
Duration: May 6 2002May 9 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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