Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28954
Title: Error rate and diversity order of multinode cooperative communications in dissimilar Nakagami fading channels
Authors: Xu, F
Lau, FCM 
Yue, D
Hau, SF 
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Inst Engineering Technology-Iet
Source: IET communications, 2009, v. 3, no. 12, p. 1843-1850 How to cite?
Journal: IET Communications 
Abstract: Cooperative communications has been recognised as an effective technique to combat multi-path fading impairment and to provide additional diversity advantage for small-size and low-power-consumption mobile terminals. A class of decode-and-forward (DF) relaying serial cooperative communications, in which each node is assumed to be able to determine whether the received signals can be successfully decoded or not, has recently been proposed and analysed over Rayleigh fading channels. Since the Nakagami fading channels represent a wide variety of realistic channels, such serial cooperative networks should be investigated over such channels before putting into real applications. In this paper, we analyse the performance of such serial cooperative transmission systems thoroughly over dissimilar Nakagami fading channels. We derive a closed-form symbol-error-rate expression for the case of M-ary phase shift keying (PSK) modulation. Moreover, we evaluate the system diversity property and investigate the achievable diversity order under two specific channel conditions. Finally, we perform simulations to verify the theoretical findings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28954
DOI: 10.1049/iet-com.2008.0497
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

1
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of May 20, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

1
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of May 23, 2017

Page view(s)

22
Last Week
2
Last month
Checked on May 21, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.