Approximating distribution of symbol error rates in Nakagami-m fading channels

TitleApproximating distribution of symbol error rates in Nakagami-m fading channels
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKwan, R., and C. Leung
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume42
Pagination766 - 767
Date Publishedjun.
ISSN0013-5194
Keywordserror statistics, Nakagami channels, Nakagami-m fading channels, Pearson systems, probability distribution, statistical distributions, symbol error rates, wireless communications system
Abstract

The average symbol error rate is an important performance measure in a wireless communications system. However, it does not provide any information on the variability of the symbol error rate (SER) over a fading channel. Presented is a method based on the Pearson systems that is used to approximate the probability distribution of the SER in a Nakagami-m fading channel. The approximation is shown to be accurate, and its usefulness is illustrated by a numerical example.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1049/el:20061436
DOI10.1049/el:20061436

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