Detection of Known and Unknown Signals over Fading Channels

Fadel F. Digham*, Ahmed H. Tewfik, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper first addresses the problem of known signal detection over both Rayleigh and Nakagami fading channels. More specifically, it studies the effect of different diversity schemes as a remedy to improve the probability of detection. Maximum ratio combining, selection combining, and switch and stay diversity schemes over Rayleigh fading channels are investigated. Closed form expressions for the average probability of detection for no diversity and diversity cases are obtained. The second part of this paper deals with both generalized likelihood ratio and uniformly most powerful tests for unknown-signal detection over Rayleigh fading channels. For this purpose, a simple decision criterion assuming only the knowledge of the noise power spectral density and the signal bandwidth is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 5 2003


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change


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