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On the Ordering of Communication Channels

Abstract This dissertation introduces stochastic ordering of instantaneous channel powers of fading channels as a general method to compare the performance of a communication system over two different channels, even when a closed-form expression for the metric may not be available. Such a comparison is with respect to a variety of performance metrics such as error rates, outage probability and ergodic capacity, which share common mathematical properties such as monotonicity, convexity or complete monotonicity. Complete monotonicity of a metric, such as the symbol error rate, in conjunction with the stochastic Laplace transform order between two fading channels implies the ordering of the two channels with respect to the metric. While it has been est... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Rajan, Adithya (Author) / Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan (Advisor) / Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia (Committee member) / Bliss, Daniel (Committee member) / Kosut, Oliver (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / ergodic capacity / fading / Ordering channels / stochastic order / symbol error rate / wireless communication
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 141 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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