Error rate analysis of M-PSK with equal gain combining over Nakagami fading channels

Mohamed Slim Alouini*, Marvin K. Simon

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We present a new analytical approach to determine the exact average symbol error rate (SER) of M-ary phase-shift-keying signals with coherent equal gain combining (EGC) reception. The analysis assumes independent Nakagami m fading paths which are not necessarily identically distributed. The proposed approach takes advantage of an alternate integral representation of the conditional SER along with Gauss-Hermite quadrature integration, to derive the final average SER expression in the form of a single finite-range integral and an integrand composed of tabulated functions. We also present a simpler but approximate approach for the closed-form evaluation of the SER of these signals over independent identically distributed Nakagami-m fading paths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 19 1999Sep 22 1999


OtherIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
CityHouston, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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