An exact expression of error rate is developed for maximal ratio combining (MRC) in an independent but not necessarily identically distributed frequency selective Nakagami fading channel taking into account inter-symbol, co-channel and adjacent channel interferences (ISI, CCI and ACI respectively). The characteristic function (CF) method is adopted. While accurate analysis of MRC performance cannot be seen in frequency selective channel taking ISI (and CCI) into account, such analysis for ACI has not been addressed yet. The general analysis presented in this paper solves a problem of past and present interest, which has so far been studied either approximately or in simulations. The exact method presented also lets us obtain an approximate error rate expression based on Gaussian approximation (GA) of the interferences. It is shown, especially while the channel is lightly faded, has fewer multipath components and a decaying delay profile, the GA may be substantially inaccurate at high signal-to-noise ratio.
|Title of host publication||2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009 - Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Sep 22|
|Event||2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009 - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 2009 Apr 5 → 2009 Apr 8
|Other||2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009|
|Period||09/4/5 → 09/4/8|
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