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Matched Filter Bound for M-QAM Hierarchical Constellations with Diversity Reception in Multipath Rayleigh Fading Channels

Souto, N.S. ; Dinis, R. ; Silva, J. C.

Matched Filter Bound for M-QAM Hierarchical Constellations with Diversity Reception in Multipath Rayleigh Fading Channels, Proc IEEE Vehicular Networking Conf. (VNC), Anchorage, United States, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2009.

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Abstract
In this paper we derive matched filter bound (MFB) bit error rate (BER) expressions for the individual bit classes of multilevel hierarchical quadrature amplitude modulations (M-HQAM). The expressions are valid for time-discrete multipath Rayleigh fading environments with diversity where the different paths can be correlated. Though typically MFB are obtained assuming slow-varying channels in this paper we also consider fast varying channels.