AffiliationUniversity of Patras, Greece
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AbstractThis paper presents closed-form expressions for the ergodic channel capacity of SIMO (single-input and multiple output) wireless systems operating in a Nakagami- fading channel. As the performance of SIMO channel is closely related to the diversity combining techniques, we present closed-form expressions for the capacity of maximal ratio combining (MRC), equal gain combining (EGC), selection combining (SC), and switch and stay (SSC) diversity systems operating in Nakagami- fading channels. Also, the ergodic capacity of a SIMO system in a Nakagami- fading channel without any diversity technique is derived. The latter scenario is further investigated for a large amount of receive antennas. Finally, numerical results are presented for illustration.
CitationVagenas, E.D., Karadimas, P. and Kotsopoulos, S.A., (2009) 'Ergodic Capacity for the SIMO Nakagami- Channel' EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (1):802067
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
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