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An analytical approximation to the block error rate in Nakagami-m non-selective block fading channels

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3 Author(s)
Toyserkani, A.T. ; Commun. Syst. Group, Charmers Univ. of Technol., Gothenburg, Sweden ; Strom, E.G. ; Svensson, A.

With few exceptions, an analytical closed-form expression for the block error rate (BLER) is lacking in block fading channels. Thus, the BLER is often obtained by numerical methods, such as Monte-Carlo simulations, resulting in additional computational complexity. In this paper, we propose a single-parameter analytical approximation for the BLER in flat, block-fading Nakagami-m channels, which significantly reduces the computational overhead. The low computational cost of the approximation makes it feasible to include the BLER in the objective function of larger optimization problems.

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Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

May 2010

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