Two-branch selection in wireless space-diversity reception: An upper bound for its output power

Liang Ching Lin, Meihui Guo, Kainam Thomas Wong

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This paper analytically derives an upper bound for the output power of two-sensor branch-selection (a.k.a. "antenna selection," "selection diversity," or "selection combining") reception, based on an empirically proven "geometric model" of the wireless propagation channel. The derived upper bound is explicit in terms of the geometric model parameters. The tightness of this upper bound is verified by Monte Carlo simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6109372
Pages (from-to)537-546
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012


  • Communication channels
  • Dispersive channels
  • Fading channels
  • Geometric modeling
  • Multipath channels
  • Scatter channels
  • Space division switching
  • Spatial correlation
  • Stochastic geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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