Accession Number:

ADA346398

Title:

Performance Analysis of Noncoherent Differential Phase Shift Keying Using Post-Detection Selection Combining Over a Rayleigh Fading Channel.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

In this thesis, the performance analysis of a non-coherent Differential Phase Shift Keying DPSK receiver using Post-Detection Selection Combining techniques over a Rayleigh fading channel is investigated. Post-Detection Selection Combining PDSC is evaluated and compared to Equal Gain Combining EGC and Selection Combining SC, the two common diversity techniques discussed in the literature. Numerical results obtained for Post-Detection Selection Combining are compared to Selection Combining and Equal Gain Combining. The Post-Detection Selection Combining method is shown to be superior to the Selection Combining method but inferior to Equal Gain Combining method for a non-coherent DPSK receiver operating over a Rayleigh fading channel.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE