Analysis and comparison of various switched diversity strategies

Hongchuan Yang*, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Switch and stay combining (SSC) diversity systems have the advantage of offering one of the least complex solutions to mitigating the effect of fading. In this paper, we present a Markov chain-based analytical framework for the performance analysis of various switching strategies used in conjunction with SSC systems. The resulting expressions are quite general and are applicable to dual-branch diversity systems operating over a variety of correlated and/or unbalanced fading channels. The mathematical formalism is illustrated by some selected numerical examples along with their discussion and interpretation. As a result, this paper presents a thorough comparison and highlight the main differences and tradeoffs between the various SSC switching strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1948-1952
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event56th Vehicular Technology Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Sep 24 2002Sep 28 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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