BER expression for maximum ratio combining in imperfect channel estimation environment

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dc.contributor.author Patel, Meher en
dc.contributor.author Berber, Stevan en
dc.contributor.author Sowerby, Kevin en
dc.coverage.spatial India en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T23:46:25Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-07 en
dc.identifier.citation i-Manager's Journal on Communication Engineering and Systems 5(3):27-33 Jul 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 2277-5102 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34673 en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the performance of the Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) technique for the downlink BPSK system. Generalized analytical Bit Error Rate (BER) is derived in closed form for imperfect channel estimators in complex flat fading environment. Analytical results show that BER depends on the cosine of estimated phase errors. Further, analytical and simulation results show that channel estimators are not required in real fading coefficients case, which is equivalent to perfect estimation case. In general, BER is defined in the range [0.5,1], but in this work complete range of BER i.e. [0,1] is related with estimated channel coefficients. However, the performance of two and more receiving antenna system slightly degrades as compared to the perfect channel estimator in real fading coefficients environment. Also, it has been shown that estimated amplitude coefficients have no effect on BER performance in a single antenna system, it’s only the estimated phase that matters; whereas for higher number of antennas, estimated amplitude as well as phase coefficients affect the BER performances. en
dc.publisher iManager Publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries i-Manager's Journal on Communication Engineering and Systems en
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dc.title BER expression for maximum ratio combining in imperfect channel estimation environment en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 27 en
pubs.volume 5 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: iManager Publications en
pubs.end-page 33 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 626140 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering en
dc.identifier.eissn 2277-5242 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-05-17 en


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