Finger management schemes for RAKE receivers with a minimum call drop criterion

Seyeong Choi*, Mohamed Slim Alouini, Khalid A. Qaraqe

*Corresponding author for this work

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We propose and analyze in this letter new finger management techniques which are applicable for RAKE receivers operating in the soft handover region. These schemes employ "distributed" types of generalized selection combining (GSC) and minimum selection GSC schemes in order to minimize the impact of sudden connection loss of one of the active base stations. By accurately quantifying the average error rate, we show through numerical examples that our newly proposed distributed schemes offer a clear advantage in comparison with their conventional counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-352
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009


  • And performance analysis
  • Diversity techniques
  • Fading channels
  • Generalized selection combining (GSC)
  • Minimum selection GSC
  • RAKE receiver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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