An Analytical Approximation to the Block Error Rate in Nakagami-m Non-Selective Block Fading Channels
Journal article, 2010

With few exceptions, an analytical closed-form expression for the block error rate (BLER) is lacking in block fading channels. Thus, the BLER is often obtained by numerical methods, such as Monte-Carlo simulations, resulting in additional computational complexity. In this paper, we propose a single-parameter analytical approximation for the BLER in flat, block-fading Nakagami-m channels, which significantly reduces the computational overhead. The low computational cost of the approximation makes it feasible to include the BLER in the objective function of larger optimization problems.

Fading channels

block error rate

approximation methods

Author

Arash Tahmasebi Toyserkani

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Erik Ström

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Arne Svensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

1536-1276 (ISSN)

Vol. 9 5 1543-1546 5463207

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

DOI

10.1109/TWC.2010.05.090033

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10/6/2017