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Invertible bounds for M-QAM in Rayleigh fading

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3 Author(s)
A. Conti ; Dipt. di Elettronica, Univ. of Bologna, Italy ; M. Z. Win ; M. Chiani

In this letter, we derive tight invertible bounds on the bit-error probability (BEP) for the coherent detection of M-ary quadrature amplitude modulation with Gray code bit mapping in Rayleigh fading channels. These bounds enable us to easily obtain tight lower and upper bounds on the bit-error outage (BEO), i.e., BEP-based outage probability, in a log-normal shadowing environment. As examples of applications, these bounds are used to investigate the BEO and mean spectral efficiency for slow adaptive modulation.

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IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 5 )