Minimum selection GSC with down-link power control

Nesrine Belhaj*, Mohamed Slim Alouini, Khalid Qaraqe

*Corresponding author for this work

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We introduce in this paper a new adaptive power-controlled minimum selection generalized selection combining (MS-GSC) diversity scheme. The key idea is to request the transmitter to increase its power level during very adverse channel conditions in order to reach the minimum required quality of service. Four power control variants accounting for practical implementation constraints including discrete power levels and transmitter gain saturation are proposed and studied. Selected numerical examples, show that ideal continuous power control lowers the average bit error rate of MS-GSC and makes it always meet the specified target quality of service at the expense of an increase in the transmitter gain. Additional numerical examples, show that the power control variants that take into account practical implementation constraints conserve the main features of the ideal continuous power algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: May 7 2006Jul 10 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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