Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. F. Molisch:
"A new method for the computation of the error probability of differentially detected FSK and PSK in mobile radio channels - The Case of Minimum Shift Keying";
Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 9 (1999), 165 - 178.

English abstract:
We show a new approach to analytically compute the error probability BER in mobile radio channels. The method is applicable to a variety of differentially detected modulation formats; here we use minimum shift keying (MSK) as an example. We include the following effects: (i) fading and (ii) time dispersion of the mobile radio channel (iii) noise, and (iv) filtering both of the data sequence and the received signal. Sampling is at a fixed but arbitrary instant. We develop a new mathematical formalism, which we call the two-path equivalent-matrix (TPEM) method. In this method, we reduce the general channel (including noise) exactly to a two-path fading channel without noise, whose BER can be easily computed. With this method, we can find analytically the BER for both filtered and unfiltered (G)MSK if the BER is small; for large BER a single well-behaved integral must be solved numerically. Asymptotic equations for unfiltered MSK and small BERs are also given. To a first approximation, the BER is 0.5 [(S/T)2+1/SNR] for pure MSK, where S/T is the delay spread normalized to the bit duration and SNR is the signal-to-noise ratio. The BER is increased by less than 50% for Gaussian filtering of the data sequence and receiver filtering with a time-bandwidth product larger than 0.3.

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