A General Upper Bound to Evaluate Packet Error Rate over Quasi-Static Fading Channels

Yong Xi, Alister Graham Burr, Jibo Wei, David Grace

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We propose a new analytical approach to evaluate
the average packet error rate (PER) of a conventional packet
transmission system over a quasi static fading channel, by
presenting an integral inequality lemma. The basic idea of the
approach is that, given the PER for the AWGN channel as a
function of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the average PER over
Rayleigh fading channel can be generally upper bounded by a
quite simple inequality, i.e.,1-¿¿¿(-¿0/¿), for both coded and
uncoded schemes, where ¿0, defined by an integral expression,
corresponds exactly to the inversion of coding gain; and this
bound is tight in the high SNR region or for long packet systems.
We further apply the integral inequality to ext
Original languageEnglish
Article number5703199
Pages (from-to)1373-1377
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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