Output threshold-MRC over I.I.D. Nakagami and non-I.I.D. Rayleigh fading channels

Haewoon Nam, Young-Chai Ko, Baxter F. Womack

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This paper presents the performance analysis of a conditional diversity combining scheme, called output-threshold maximum ratio combining (OT-MRC), over independent and identically distributed Nakagami-m and independent but nonidentically distributed Rayleigh fading channels. Based on the closed-form expressions for the statistics, we analyze the performance of the OT-MRC systems and compare it with that of the conventional MRC systems. We exploit the trade-off between complexity and performance in this scheme over Nakagami fading channels and see the effect of unbalance of the fading gains over multiple diversity branches on the performance of OTMRC. We show from various numerical examples that OT-MRC scheme, when compared with the conventional MRC scheme, can reduce the complexity significantly without losing the required performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780391527
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 2005 Sept 252005 Sept 28


Other62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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