Performance analysis of maximal ratio combiner in correlated Rayleigh fading

Fawaz S. Al-Qahtani, Arun K. Gurung, Noura Al-Hinai, Zahir M. Hussain

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Abstract

In this contribution, we investigate the impact of channel correlation on the ergodic capacity, capacity statistics and symbol error rate (SER) for maximal ratio combiner (MRC) multichannel diversity systems over correlated Rayleigh fading channels. We derive exact closed-form expressions for average channel capacity, an upper bound and its asymptotically tight approximation. The capacity statistics moment generating function (MGF), complementary cumulative distribution function (CDF) and probability density function (PDF) derived are valid for arbitrary number of receive antennas. Furthermore, we derive an exact closed expression for general M-PSK modulation. Correlation among channels degrades the system performance as expected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationATC 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications
Pages13-17
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, ATC 2009 - Hai Phong, Viet Nam
Duration: 12 Oct 200914 Oct 2009

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, ATC 2009
CountryViet Nam
CityHai Phong
Period12/10/0914/10/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Education

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Al-Qahtani, F. S., Gurung, A. K., Al-Hinai, N., & Hussain, Z. M. (2009). Performance analysis of maximal ratio combiner in correlated Rayleigh fading. In ATC 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (pp. 13-17). [5349509] https://doi.org/10.1109/ATC.2009.5349509