Exact Symbol Error Probability of Square M-QAM Signaling over Generalized Fading Channels subject to Additive Generalized Gaussian Noise

Soury H., Yilmaz F., Alouini M.

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), İstanbul, Turkey, 7 - 12 July 2013, pp.51-55 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isit.2013.6620186
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-55
  • Keywords: Symbol error probability, quadrature amplitude modulation, additive generalized Gaussian noise, generalized Gaussian Q-function, Laplacian noise, generalized composite fading channels, extended generalized-K fading, generalized-K fading, Nakagami-m fading
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper considers the average symbol error probability of square Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) coherent signaling over flat fading channels subject to additive generalized Gaussian noise. More specifically, a generic closed-form expression in terms of the Fox H function and the bivariate Fox H function is offered for the extended generalized-K fading case. Simplifications for some special fading distributions such as generalized-K fading, Nakagami-m fading, and Rayleigh fading and special additive noise distributions such as Gaussian and Laplacian noise are then presented. Finally, the mathematical formalism is illustrated by some numerical examples verified by computer based simulations for a variety of fading and additive noise parameters.