Error Rates of M-PAM and M-QAM in Generalized Fading and Generalized Gaussian Noise Environments

Soury H., Yilmaz F., Alouini M.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, vol.17, no.10, pp.1932-1935, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lcomm.2013.081913.131409
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1932-1935
  • Keywords: Symbol error probability, pulse amplitude modulation, quadrature amplitude modulation, additive generalized Gaussian noise, Laplacian noise, generalized-K fading, Nakagami-m fading, RECTANGULAR QAM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This letter investigates the average symbol error probability (ASEP) of pulse amplitude modulation and quadrature amplitude modulation coherent signaling over flat fading channels subject to additive white generalized Gaussian noise. The new ASEP results are derived in a generic closed-form in terms of the Fox H function and the bivariate Fox H function for the extended generalized-K fading case. The utility of this new general closed-form is that it includes some special fading distributions, like the Generalized-K, Nakagami-m, and Rayleigh fading and special noise distributions such as Gaussian and Laplacian. Some of these special cases are also treated and are shown to yield simplified results.