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Performance of Selection Combining Diversity in Weibull Fading with Cochannel Interference


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.



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Ismail, M.H., Matalgah, M.M. Performance of Selection Combining Diversity in Weibull Fading with Cochannel Interference. J Wireless Com Network 2007, 060408 (2007).

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