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Title: HSSEC strategy for decode-and-forward-relaying systems over Nakagami-m fading channels
Authors: Swaminathan, Ramabadran
Roy, Rajarshi
Keywords: Decode-and-forward (DF) relay
End-to-end symbol error probability (SEP)
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Swaminathan, R., & Roy, R. (2016). HSSEC strategy for decode-and-forward-relaying systems over Nakagami-m fading channels. IET Communications, 10(18), 2621-2635.
Series/Report no.: IET Communications
Abstract: Distributed switched diversity combining has drawn significant attention in the recent past due to its low-complexity nature in terms of channel state information requirement at the receiving end to achieve full diversity order. In this study, the authors propose a hybrid selection and switch-and-examine combining (HSSEC) scheme, which is a combination of selection combining and SEC schemes, for a multi-relay decode-and-forward system to improve the performance of distributed switched diversity combining schemes proposed in the literature. Furthermore, the performance of HSSEC scheme is investigated over non-identical Nakagami-m fading channels. Average end-to-end symbol error probability (SEP) expression is derived for M-ary phase-shift keying signalling, and in addition asymptotic SEP expression is also derived to analyse diversity order. From the derived asymptotic expression, it is inferred that the HSSEC scheme attains full diversity order over Nakagami-m fading channels, except for the case when threshold signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is very much lesser than the average SNR. Furthermore, exact outage probability expression is derived for the HSSEC scheme. Finally, in the numerical results, the outage and SEP performances are compared with other schemes proposed in the literature.
ISSN: 1751-8628
DOI: 10.1049/iet-com.2016.0305
Rights: © 2016 Institution of Engineering and Technology. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by IET Communications, Institution of Engineering and Technology. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
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