Performance analysis of generalized selective combining over rayleigh fading channels

Mohamed Slim Alouini, Marvin K. Simon

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A performance analysis of the generalized selective combining (GSC) diversity scheme over Rayieigh fading channels is presented and compared with that of the conventional maximal-ratio combining and selective combining schemes. Starting with the moment generating function of the GSC output signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) we derive ctosed-form expressions for the average combined SNR, outage probability, and average error probability of a wide variety of modulation schemes operating over independent identically distributed diversity paths. Because of their simple form, these expressions readily allow numerical evaluation for cases of practical interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1999 IEEE Communications Theory Mini-Conference - Conference Record
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780356535, 9780780356535
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event8th IEEE Communications Theory Mini-Conference - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jun 6 1999Jun 10 1999


Conference8th IEEE Communications Theory Mini-Conference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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