CTH16-1: Unified Asymptotic Analysis of Linearly Modulated Signals in Fading and Noise

TitleCTH16-1: Unified Asymptotic Analysis of Linearly Modulated Signals in Fading and Noise
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNasri, A., R. Schober, and Y. Mat
Conference NameGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2006. GLOBECOM '06. IEEE
Pagination1 -6
Date Publishednov.
Keywordsdiversity gain, error statistics, fading channel, fading channels, interference, interference (signal), linearly modulated signals, Mellin transform, modulation, nonGaussian noise, probability density function, symbol error rate, unified asymptotic analysis

In this paper, we provide a unified asymptotic symbol error rate (SER) analysis of linearly modulated signals impaired by fading and (possibly) non-Gaussian noise (and interference). The derived asymptotic closed-form results are valid for a large class of fading and noise processes. In particular, we show that for high signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) the SER of linear modulation schemes depends on the Mellin transform of the probability density function (pdf) of the noise and the diversity gain of the fading channel. Since the Mellin transform can be readily obtained for all commonly encountered noise pdfs, the provided SER expressions are easy and fast to evaluate.


a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Electrical and Computer Engineering
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel +1.604.822.2872
Fax +1.604.822.5949

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC | © Copyright 2021 The University of British Columbia