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Performance analysis of dual selection diversity in correlated Weibull fading channels

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5 Author(s)
Sagias, N.C. ; Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Athens, Greece ; Karagiannidis, G.K. ; Zogas, D.A. ; Mathiopoulos, P.T.
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Ascertaining the importance of the dual selection combining (SC) receivers and the suitability of the Weibull model to describe mobile fading channels, we study the performance of a dual SC receiver over correlated Weibull fading channels with arbitrary parameters. Exact closed-form expressions are derived for the probability density function, the cumulative distribution function, and the moments of the output signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Important performance criteria, such as average output SNR, amount of fading, outage probability, and average bit-error probability for several modulation schemes are studied. Furthermore, for these performance criteria, novel closed-form analytical expressions are derived. The proposed analysis is complemented by various performance evaluation results, including the effects of the input SNR's unbalancing, fading severity, and fading correlation on the overall system's performance. Computer simulation results have verified the validity and accuracy of the proposed analysis.

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:52 ,  Issue: 7 )