Optimum power allocation for selective transmit-diversity systems over Nakagami fading channels

Mazen O. Hasna*, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Optimum power loading algorithms for selective transmitter diversity systems over flat Nakagami fading channels are considered. Both power limited and interference limited systems are studied. It is shown that the diversity links statistics can be exploited to optimally allocate the power among the transmitter antennas. The performance criterion used in optimizing the power allocation is the outage probability which is the probability that the link quality falls below an acceptable level. As an illustration of the mathematical formalism some numerical results for particular cases of interests are plotted and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)III/2193-III/2196
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 13 2002May 17 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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