## Abstract

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 language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | IEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall |

Pages | 2378-2382 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Volume | 3 |

State | Published - 1999 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | IEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall - Houston, TX, USA Duration: Sep 19 1999 → Sep 22 1999 |

### Other

Other | IEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall |
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City | Houston, TX, USA |

Period | 09/19/99 → 09/22/99 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

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