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Bit error rate approximations using Poisson and negative binomial sampling distributions

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1 Author(s)
G. V. Weinberg ; Defence Sci. & Technol. Organ., Edinburgh

A recently discovered link between Poisson random variables and the standard Marcum Q-function is applied to the estimation of bit error rates (BERs) in digital communications. This results in simple probabilistic representations for BERs, and consequently Monte Carlo estimators are constructed.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 3 )