Resolution and Incoherent Combination of Multipath Arrivals
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS DEPT OF MATHEMATICS
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The performance capability associated with resolving and incoherently combining multipath arrivals is investigated, as a function of the signaling bandwidth, for a generic communications system. The performance measure used is a deflection criterion of receiver output signal-to-noise ratio. It is shown that resolution and incoherent combination is a form of diversity which yields a measure of safety, in that drastic losses in performance become far less likely. The exact behavior of the signal-to-noise ratio depends on the detailed medium impulse response several examples are investigated.
- Non-Radio Communications