MRC diversity with an output threshold

Hong Chuan Yang*, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Diversity combining technique greatly improves the performance of wireless communication systems in fading environment. However, it also increases the power consumption of the receiver. In this paper, we investigate a variant of the classical maximum ratio combining (MRC) scheme that minimizes the processing power at the receiver while still providing considerable performance improvement. In particular, we carry out a thorough performance versus power consumption tradeoff analysis of the output-thresholded MRC scheme. Numerical examples show that the output thresholded combining scheme leads to considerable less average power consumption than conventional MRC scheme while providing nearly the same performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Communications - Paris, France
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 24 2004


  • Diversity Techniques
  • Maximum Ratio Combining
  • Performance Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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