Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing Technology
ISSN: 2053-3535
Vol. 5(1), pp. 1-7, January 2017



Combining techniques graphical representation of bit error rate performance used in mitigating fading in global system for mobile communication (GSM)

Awofolaju T. T.* and Oladepo O.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Osun State University, P. M. B. 4494, Osogbo, Nigeria.

*To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: tolulopetola@gmail.com.

Received 09 December, 2016; Received in revised form 31 December, 2016; Accepted 04 January, 2017.

Abstract


Keywords:
Bit error rate, Wireless communication channel, Fading.


In wireless channels, fading has been viewed as a problem that must be combated in order to achieve reliable and effective information transfer. In this research, combining technique was applied to combating fading. The theory behind the chosen diversity combining technique, as well as appropriate algorithm to evaluating the system performance, is also presented. An application program was developed using MATLAB to model the communication system and the accompanying faded signal. Statistical analyses were performed on derived data to measure the performance improvement of the technique.

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