Performance analysis of dual-branch selection combining over correlated rician fading channels for desired signal and cochannel interference

Aleksandar V. Mosić, Mihajlo C. Stefanović, Stefan R. Panic, Aleksandra S. Panajotovic

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System performances of dual selection combining over fading channels are analyzed. Fading between the diversity branches and between interferences is correlated and Rician distributed. Infinite series expressions for the probability density function, and the cumulative distribution function of the output signal-to-interference ratio are derived, which is the main contribution of this paper. Outage probability and the average bit error probability for noncoherent modulation schemes are also presented. Numerical results, presented in this paper, point out the effects of fading severity and correlation on the system performances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-484
Number of pages10
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Average bit error probability
  • Cochannel interference
  • Outage probability
  • Rician correlated fading
  • Selection combining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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