Packet Error Rate Analysis of Uncoded Schemes in Block-Fading Channels using Extreme Value Theory

Aamir Mahmood, Riku Jäntti

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Abstract

We present a generic approximation of the packet error rate (PER) function of uncoded schemes in the AWGN channel using extreme value theory (EVT). The PER function can assume both the exponential and the Gaussian Q-function bit error rate (BER) forms. The EVT approach leads us to a best closed-form approximation, in terms of accuracy and computational efficiency, of the average PER in block-fading channels. The numerical analysis shows that the approximation holds tight for any value of SNR and packet length whereas the earlier studies approximate the average PER only at asymptotic SNRs and packet lengths.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-211
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Packet error rate
  • block-fading channels
  • extreme value theory

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