Closed-form approximation of coded BER in QAM-based BICM faded transmission

L.L. Szczecinski, A. Alvarado, R. Feick

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In this paper we develop closed-form approximations for the coded BER in bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) transmission over Rayleigh fading channels. To obtain the desired expressions we apply the so-called saddle point approximation and use analytical forms of the probability density functions (PDF) of the reliability metrics. Numerical examples illustrate the accuracy of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1843-5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Event2008 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium - Princeton, NJ, USA
Duration: 28 Apr 200830 Apr 2008


Conference2008 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium


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