Accession Number : AD0781845

Title :   Error Probability Characteristics for Orthogonal Multiple Alternative Communication with D-Fold Diversity.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEW LONDON CONN NEW LONDON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Nuttall,Albert H.

Report Date : 19 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The error probability characteristics for orthogonal multiple alternative (M-ary) communication with D-fold diversity are plotted for M = 2, 3, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and for D = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48, 64 in a range of M-ary character error probabilities Pe from 0.1 to 0.00001. The curves are plotted in two ways - versus the total signal-energy- to-noise-density ratio and versus the signal-energy-to-noise-density ratio per diversity branch. These curves permit quick determination of the optimum number of diversity branches D to employ for specified values of M and Pe and the required average total received signal-energy-to-noise-density ratio. The curves also afford quantitative measures of the losses incurred by not employing the optimum number of diversity branches, such as might be imposed by a limited bandwidth. Bandwidth requirements are discussed for frequency diversity, and a signal design example using the above curves for a simple tradeoff study is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Communication and radio systems, *Information theory, Signal to noise ratio, Fading(Electromagnetic waves), Probability density functions, Statistical analysis, Computer programs, Signal processing

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE