Outage analysis of selection diversity over Rayleigh fading channels with multiple co-channel interferers

Ivana Petrovic, Mihajlo Stefanovic, Petar Spalevic, Stefan R. Panic, Dusan Stefanovic

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In this paper an approach to the performance analysis of signal-to-interference (SIR) based selection combining (SC) operating over the Rayleigh fading channels experiencing an arbitrary number of multiple, Rayleigh co-channel interferers is presented. We have presented a general analysis of multibranch SC where each branch experiences an arbitrary number of multiple equal power co-channel interferers. Useful closed form expressions are derived for the probability density function (PDF) and cumulative distribution function (CDF) at the output of the combiner. Also an outage analysis is performed in order to show the effects of the number of multiple interferers, diversity order and input SIR unbalance to the system performances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-50
Number of pages12
JournalTelecommunication Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Multiple co-channel interferers
  • Outage probability
  • Rayleigh fading
  • Selection diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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