IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, vol.59, no.10, pp.2654-2658, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Diversity schemes, selection combining, dual-branch selection diversity, binary modulation schemes, generalized-K (GK) model, composite fading, bit error rate (BER), and Meijer G-function distribution, PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, DIVERSITY, RECEIVERS, RECEPTION
Istanbul Technical University Affiliated:
Error performance is one of the main performance measures and the derivation of its closed-form expression has proved to be quite involved for certain communication systems operating over composite fading channels. In this letter, a unified closed-form expression, applicable to different binary modulation schemes, for the bit error rate of dual-branch selection diversity based systems undergoing independent but not necessarily identically distributed generalized-K fading is derived in terms of the extended generalized bivariate Meijer G-function.