Title: BER analysis over alpha-mu fading channel using proposed novel MGF

Authors: S. Pratap Singh; Meenu Jadon; Rahul Kumar; Sanjay Kumar

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology, Greater Noida 201306, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management, Greater Noida 201306, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215, India

Abstract: In this paper, closed-form expressions of Bit Error Rate (BER) for different modulation techniques such as BPSK, BFSK, DQPSK, BDPSK and MPSK over alpha-mu (α-μ) fading distribution are presented, followed by proposing a novel Moment Generating Function (MGF). Specifically, we have proposed 'A Novel MGF for Alpha-mu Fading Distribution'. The proposed MGF is a modification of the MGF in Magableh and Matalgah's (2009) article as proposed MGF is valid for all values of alpha, whereas, the MGF presented in Magableh and Matalgah's article is valid only for non-integer values of alpha. Further, various closed-form expressions of BER using the proposed MGF are presented in this paper. Also, BER of various modulation schemes based on proposed MGF has been compared with similar results presented in Shin and Lee's (2004) article as special case of alpha-mu distribution. This shows perfect agreement of our results with that of Shin and Lee.

Keywords: BER analysis; alpha-mu fading channels; MGF fading distribution; bit error rate; moment generating function; wireless communications; BPSK; BFSK; DQPSK; BDPSK; MPSK; PDF.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2016.076162

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2016 Vol.10 No.2, pp.174 - 182

Received: 11 Apr 2015
Accepted: 04 Dec 2015

Published online: 27 Apr 2016 *

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