Antenna diversity is an important technique to combat fading and reduce CCIs. When evaluating the system performance, such as BER, Monto Carlo simulation is widely used due to the difficulty of analysis. This paper presents the analysis of BER for Optimum Combining (OC) with two co-channel interferers and Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) with arbitrary number of interferers. For DPSK signal, an exact BER expression is derived. The work presented here also provides an upper bound for BPSK or QAM signal based on results in [5].

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Conference Proceedings of the 1996 7th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC'96. Part 3 (of 3)
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Cui, Jian, Falconer, D.D, & Sheikh, Asrar U.H. (1996). Analysis of BER for optimum combining with two co-channel interferers and maximal ratio combining with arbitrary number of interferers. In IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC (pp. 53–57).