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Higher order statistics of antenna subset diversity

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3 Author(s)
M. Z. Win ; Wireless Syst. Res. Dept., AT&T Labs-Res., Middletown, NJ, USA ; R. K. Mallik ; G. Chrisikos

We use a virtual-branch technique to derive higher order statistics of the output signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of antenna subset diversity in a multipath fading environment. In particular, closed-form expressions of the cumulants, central moments, skewness, and kurtosis for various antenna subset diversity schemes are derived. These measures characterize the statistical behavior of the output SNR distribution.

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IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 5 )