American Journal of Applied Sciences

An Efficient Course Resolution Multiple-Receiver Approach for Reception of Slow Fading Signals in Digital Wireless Communication Systems

Ashraf Mamdouh Aziz, Senior Member, IEEE, Mohamed Aly Abdel-Rahman and Saeed Ahmed Al-Ghamdi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.549.559

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 8

Pages 549-559


Multiple-receiver digital wireless communication systems employ several receivers and a digital central receiver with data fusion to reduce the effect of multipath fading problems. The multiple receiver observations are processed at individual receivers and sent to a digital central receiver. The digital central receiver fuses all the individual receiver data to form global data on which symbol was transmitted. In this study, an efficient course resolution multiple-receiver approach for reception of slow fading signals in digital wireless communication systems is proposed. Each individual receiver observation is represented by course resolution data rather than high resolution data. The proposed approach is investigated for the case of no coherent frequency-shift keying in slow Rayleigh fading and additive Gaussian noise. The performance of the proposed approach is evaluated and compared to that of the optimum low resolution and high resolution approaches. Simulation results indicate that the proposed course resolution approach is efficient and cost effective. The results also indicate that the proposed approach can be used instead of high resolution approach without noticeable performance degradation which highly simplifies the construction and design of the digital wireless communication systems.


© 2015 Ashraf Mamdouh Aziz, Senior Member, IEEE, Mohamed Aly Abdel-Rahman and Saeed Ahmed Al-Ghamdi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.