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We propose a new analytical approach to evaluate the average packet error rate (PER) of a conventional packet transmission system over a quasi static fading channel, by presenting an integral inequality lemma. The basic idea of the approach is that, given the PER for the AWGN channel as a function of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the average PER over Rayleigh fading channel can be generally upper bounded by a quite simple inequality, i.e.,1 - exp(-wo/γ̅), for both coded and uncoded schemes, where wo, defined by an integral expression, corresponds exactly to the inversion of coding gain; and this bound is tight in the high SNR region or for long packet systems. We further apply the integral inequality to extend our research to more general Nakagami-m fading channel.
Date of Publication: May 2011