An analytical method is presented for determining the probability of bit error for fast frequency-hopped M-ary noncoherent frequency-shift-keyed (NCFSK) communication systems with time diversity and linear diversity combining. The method is suitable for obtaining performance both in partial-band noise jamming plus system noise and in multiple-tone jamming plus system noise. The analysis of 8-ary and binary NCFSK with a constant energy per hop is presented to demonstrate the method. The method is verified by comparison to earlier simulation results for 8-ary NCFSK in broadband noise, and a number of performance features are identified.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.1992.244039
Conference 1992 Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 1992
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Ezers, R.E. (R. E.), Felstead, E.B. (E. B.), Gulliver, T.A. (T. A.), & Wight, J. S. (1992). The performance of linear diversity combining for frequency-hopped NCFSK systems. In Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM (pp. 447–451). doi:10.1109/MILCOM.1992.244039