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On the BER Performance of Hierarchical M-QAM Constellations With Diversity and Imperfect Channel Estimation

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4 Author(s)
Souto, N.M.B. ; Inst. Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisbon ; Cercas, F.A.B. ; Dinis, R. ; Silva, J.C.M.

The analytical bit error rate of hierarchical quadrature amplitude modulation formats, which include uniform and nonuniform constellations, over flat Rayleigh fading environments is studied in this paper. The analysis takes into account the effect of imperfect channel estimation and considers diversity reception with both independent identically and nonidentically distributed channels, employing maximal ratio combining.

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 10 )