On the Average Capacity and Bit Error Probability of Wireless Communication Systems

Yilmaz F., Alouini M.

54th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), Texas, United States Of America, 5 - 09 December 2011 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/glocom.2011.6134187
  • City: Texas
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Analysis of the average binary error probabilities and average capacity of wireless communications systems over generalized fading channels have been considered separately in the past. This paper introduces a novel moment generating function-based unified expression for both average binary error probabilities and average capacity of single and multiple link communication with maximal ratio combining. It is a matter to note that the generic unified expression offered in this paper can be easily calculated and that is applicable to a wide variety of fading scenarios, and the mathematical formalism is illustrated with the generalized Gamma fading distribution in order to validate the correctness of our newly derived results.