An Exact Closed-Form Expression for the BER of Binary Modulations with Dual-Branch Selection over Generalized-K Fading

Ansari I. S., Al-Ahmadi S., Yilmaz F., Alouini M., Yanikomeroglu H.

73rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Budapest, Hungary, 15 - 18 May 2011 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/vetecs.2011.5956162
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


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 systems. In this paper, 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.