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Canonical expressions for the error probability performance of M-ary modulation with hybrid selection/maximal-ratio combining in Rayleigh fading

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4 Author(s)
Win, M.Z. ; Dept. of Wireless Syst. Res., Newman Spring Lab., Red Bank, NJ, USA ; Mallik, R.K. ; Chrisikos, G. ; Winters, J.H.

Hybrid selection/maximal-ratio combining (H-S/MRC) is a reduced-complexity diversity combining scheme, where L out of N diversity branches (with the largest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at each instant) are selected and combined using maximal-ratio combining (MRC). We derive closed-form expressions for the symbol error probability (SEP) of a H-S/MRC diversity system with arbitrary L and N. We consider coherent detection of M-ary phase-shift keying (MPSK) for the case of independent Rayleigh fading with equal SNR averaged over the fading

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Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 1999. WCNC. 1999 IEEE

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