A Simple Moment Based Approximation to Pairwise Error Probability for Memoryless Fading Channels
Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: PIMRC 2005
Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Kambo, Nirmal Singh (Department of Industrial Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Mersin 10, Turkey)
Ali, Syed Amjad; Ince, Erhan AliRiza (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Mersin 10, Turkey)
This paper provides a simple approximation to pairwise error probability for memoryless fading channels when there is no channel state information at the decoder. The derived approximation is independent of the fading process and depends only on the mean and variance of the fading distribution. The new approximation is considerably better than an already existing approximation and a bound for low signal to noise ratio values. It can be applied to obtain average union upper bounds for block and turbo-like coding schemes. Plots for pairwise error probability for Rician, Rayleigh and Nakagami-m fading channels along with average union upper bounds for turbo codes with (1,5/7,5/7) generator polynomial are given to illustrate improvement in already published work.