A new finger replacement technique which is applicable for RAKE receivers in the soft handover region has been proposed and studied under the ideal assumption that the fading is both independent and identically distributed from path to path. To supplement our previous work, we present a general comprehensive framework for the performance assessment of the proposed finger replacement schemes operating over independent but non-identically distributed (i.n.d.) faded paths. To accomplish this object, we derive new closed-form expressions for the target key statistics which are composed of i.n.d. exponential random variables. With these new expressions, the performance analysis of various wireless communication systems over more practical channel environments can be possible.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This paper was supported by Wonkwang University in 2017. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.