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Table 2 Power gains for TQAM with MRC diversity scheme at P e = 10−2

From: SEP performance of triangular QAM with MRC spatial diversity over fading channels

Modulation order (M) Fading channel Power gain of L = 2 over L = 1, (dB) Power gain of L = 3 over L = 1, (dB) Power gain of L = 5 over L = 1, (dB)
16 Rayleigh 9.76 13.56 17.32
Nakagami-m (m = 1) 9.76 13.56 17.32
Nakagami-m (m = 2) 6.04 8.72 11.66
Nakagami-m (m = 4) 4.38 6.58 9.14
Nakagami-n (K = 1 dB) 9.25 12.69 16.08
Nakagami-n (K = 7 dB) 5.53 7.94 10.63
Nakagami-q (q = 0) 17.58 23.92 29.56
Nakagami-q (q = 0.3) 10.1 14.32 18.62
Nakagami-q (q = 1) 9.76 13.56 17.32
64 Rayleigh 9.76 13.62 17.42
Nakagami-m (m = 1) 9.76 13.62 17.42
Nakagami-m (m = 2) 6.12 8.84 11.79
Nakagami-m (m = 4) 4.44 6.66 9.22
Nakagami-n (K = 1 dB) 9.28 12.78 16.23
Nakagami-n (K = 7 dB) 5.61 8.05 11.16
Nakagami-q (q = 0) 16.64 22.96 28.65
Nakagami-q (q = 0.3) 10.1 14.34 18.7
Nakagami-q (q = 1) 9.76 13.62 17.42