Novel MGF-based Expressions for the Average Bit Error Probability of Binary Signalling over Generalized Fading Channels

Yilmaz F., Alouini M.

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 09 April 2014, pp.1121-1125 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/wcnc.2014.6952286
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1121-1125
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


The main idea in the moment generating function (MGF) approach is to alternatively express the conditional bit error probability (REP) in a desired exponential form so that possibly multi-fold performance averaging is readily converted into a computationally efficient single-fold averaging sometimes into a closed-form by means of using the MGF of the signal-to-noise ratio. However, as presented in [1] and specifically indicated in [2] and also to the best of our knowledge, there does not exist an MGF-based approach in the literature to represent Wojnar's generic REP expression in a desired exponential form. This paper presents novel MGF-based expressions for calculating the average REP of binary signalling over generalized fading channels, specifically by expressing Wojnar's generic REP expression in a desirable exponential form. We also propose MGF-based expressions to explore the amount of dispersion in the REP for binary signalling over generalized fading channels.