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Error Probability of Binary and-ary Signals with Spatial Diversity in Nakagami- (Hoyt) Fading Channels
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking volume 2007, Article number: 053742 (2007)
We analyze the exact average symbol error probability (SEP) of binary and-ary signals with spatial diversity in Nakagami- (Hoyt) fading channels. The maximal-ratio combining and orthogonal space-time block coding are considered as diversity techniques for single-input multiple-output and multiple-input multiple-output systems, respectively. We obtain the average SEP in terms of the Lauricella multivariate hypergeometric function. The analysis is verified by comparing with Monte Carlo simulations and we further show that our general SEP expressions particularize to the previously known results for Rayleigh ( = 1) and single-input single-output (SISO) Nakagami- cases.
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