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Error probability of digital communications using relay diversity over Nakagami-m fading channel

Yang, Lie-Liang and Chen, Hsiao-Hwa (2008) Error probability of digital communications using relay diversity over Nakagami-m fading channel IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 7, (5), pp. 1806-1811. (doi:10.1109/TWC.2008.061086).

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The (lower-bound) symbol error rate (SER) performance of cooperativedigital communication schemes is investigated, where multiple dual-hop relays are invoked for achieving the cooperative diversity with the aid of the maximal ratio combining (MRC). A range of closed-form expressions are obtained for the probability density functions (PDFs) of the relay-channels' output signal-to-noise (SNR). Accurate and approximated closed-form expressions are derived for computing the SER. Our study shows that, with the aid of the closed-form expressions obtained in this contribution, the SER performance of the relay-assisted digital communications schemes, which may employ various classes of coherent modulations, can be readily evaluated in the context of a variety of fading scenarios that the cooperative signals might experience

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Published date: May 2008
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group


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ORCID for Lie-Liang Yang: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 13 Jun 2008 10:15
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:21

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Author: Lie-Liang Yang ORCID iD
Author: Hsiao-Hwa Chen

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