The bit error rate (BER) performance of digital cellular radio systems was investigated in a Nakagami fading, correlated lognormal shadowing and additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) environment for noncoherent differential phase shift keying (DPSK) modulation. Two models were used to determine the BER; the first one is based on the cumulative power levels of cochannel interferers while the second one is based on instantaneous cochannel interference power. The relative advantages of the two models were presented for various design parameters. The effects of bit energy to noise ratio, frequency reuse distance, cluster size, correlation coefficient, shadow spread, and fading parameter were studied. The BER was observed to be lower in a correlated shadowing environment compared with the uncorrelated case. The near-far effect was studied by assuming that both the desired and interfering mobiles are randomly located in their corresponding cells.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Automotive Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics