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A unified presentation, broad coverage, single-volume convenienceThis timesaving reference provides a unified approach to the performance analysis of digital communication systems over generalized fading channels. Employing alternative forms of such classical mathematical functions as the Gaussian Q-function, the Marcum Q-function, and the incomplete Gamma function, the book expresses communication system error probability performance in terms of the moment generation function (MGF) of the fading process. This MGF-based approach provides the unifying backbone of the book.Digital Communication over Fading Channels discusses in detail coherent, differentially coherent, and noncoherent communication systems as well as a large variety of fading channel models typical of communication links found in the real world. Coverage also includes single- and multichannel reception and, in the case of the latter, a large variety of diversity types. For each combination of communication type, channel fading model, and diversity type, the average bit error rate and/or symbol error rate is expressed in an easy-to-evaluate form. Special features include:* Important results previously scattered over many publications-now in a single volume* Simplified results heretofore available only in complex forms* Extremely broad coverage of topics* Explores practical applications, including the problem of optimum combining in the presence of co-channel interference
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Marvin Kenneth Simon (1939—September 23, 2007) was a telecommunication engineer who has worked extensively for the last 35 years in the area of modulation, coding, and synchronization for space, satellite, radio, and military communications and also performance evaluation of wireless telecommunication systems over fading channels.
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