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Performance of Selection Combining Diversity in Weibull Fading with Cochannel Interference

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072007:060408

Received: 11 April 2006

Accepted: 17 January 2007

Published: 19 March 2007


We evaluate the performance of selection combining (SC) diversity in cellular systems where binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) is employed and the desired signal as well as the cochannel interferers (CCIs) is subject to Weibull fading. A characteristic function-(CF-) based approach is followed to evaluate the performance in terms of the outage probability. Two selection criteria are adopted at the diversity receiver: maximum desired signal power and maximum output signal-to-interference ratio (SIR). We study the effect of the fading parameters of the desired and interfering signals, the number of diversity branches, as well as the number of interferers on the performance. Numerical results are presented and the validity of our expressions is verified via Monte Carlo simulations.


Authors’ Affiliations

Center for Wireless Communications, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi


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