A Pre-Averaging Method to Calculate SEP for MRC Reception of Rectangular M-QAM Signals in Rayleigh Fading Channels with Mixed Powers

R.Y. Yen, H.-Y. Liu, J.-S. Du, and T.E. Lee (Taiwan)


Maximal-ratio combining, rectangular M-QAM, Rayleigh fading


We use a pre-averaging approach to derive exact closed form expressions of symbol error probability (SEP) for MRC reception of arbitrary rectangular M-QAM signals over flat Rayleigh fading channels. We assume fading between diversity channels to be independent and channel average powers (or average fading amplitudes) to be mixed with identical and distinctive values. Monte Carlo simulation results are in excellent agreements with theoretical results.

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