Error performance is one of the main performance measures and the derivation of its closed-form expression has proved to be quite involved for certain systems. In this paper, a unified closed-form expression, applicable to different binary modulation schemes, for the bit error rate of dual-branch selection diversity based systems undergoing independent but not necessarily identically distributed generalized-K fading is derived in terms of the extended generalized bivariate Meijer G-function.

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Conference 2011 IEEE 73rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2011-Spring
Ansari, I.S. (Imran Shafique), Al-Ahmadi, S. (Saad), Yilmaz, F. (Ferkan), Alouini, M.-S. (Mohamed-Slim), & Yanikomeroglu, H. (2011). An exact closed-form expression for the BER of binary modulations with dual-branch selection over generalized-K fading. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. doi:10.1109/VETECS.2011.5956162