Exact closed-form solutions for the BEP of decode-and-forward cooperative systems in nakagami-m fading channels

Young Gil Kim, Norman C. Beaulieu

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Abstract

The exact average bit error probability (BEP) performance of decode-and-forward (DF) cooperative systems for binary phase shift keying (BPSK) signals in Nakagami-m fading channels for integer values of m is analyzed. Two types of receivers, a -maximal ratio combining (-MRC) receiver and a piecewise linear (PL) receiver are examined. Closed-form, integral-free, expressions for the BEPs of the -MRC receiver and the PL receiver are obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5936796
Pages (from-to)2355-2361
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Volume59
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Cooperative diversity
  • Nakagami-m fading
  • decode-and-forward (DF)

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