Statistical analysis on finger replacement schemes for RAKE receivers in the soft handover region with multiple BSS over i.n.d. fading channels

Sung Sik Nam, Young-Chai Ko, Mohamed Slim Alouini, Seyeong Choi

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A new finger replacement technique which is applicable for RAKE receivers in the soft handover region has been proposed and studied under the ideal assumption that the fading is both independent and identically distributed from path to path. To supplement our previous work, we present a general comprehensive framework for the performance assessment of the proposed finger replacement schemes operating over independent but non-identically distributed (i.n.d.) faded paths. To accomplish this object, we derive new closed-form expressions for the target key statistics which are composed of i.n.d. exponential random variables. With these new expressions, the performance analysis of various wireless communication systems over more practical channel environments can be possible.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0179126
JournalPLoS One
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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