Optimum and Suboptimum Combining of Independent Class-A Noise Channels

@article{Lai2011OptimumAS,
  title={Optimum and Suboptimum Combining of Independent Class-A Noise Channels},
  author={Stephen W. Lai and Geoffrey G. Messier},
  journal={2011 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference - GLOBECOM 2011},
  year={2011},
  pages={1-5}
}
Optimum and suboptimum combining is investigated for a 2-branch diversity system containing unique Class-A noise in each branch. Expressions for log-likelihood ratio (LLR) reveal that the optimum scheme can be viewed as a linear combiner which is conditioned on the Class-A state. Bit-error rate (BER) performance curves for BPSK demonstrate that use of a… CONTINUE READING