Adaptive generalized selection combining (A-GSC) receivers

Athanasios Lioumpas, George Karagiannidis, Theodoros Tsiftsis

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We introduce an adaptive generalized selection combining (A-GSC) receiver that can be efficiently applied in diversity rich fading environments such as in ultra-wideband applications. The branches that participate in the combining process are selected taking into account the quality of both the total combining output signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the individual SNR of each branch. The proposed scheme achieves better adaptation to channel conditions compared to other competing schemes such as normalized threshold GSC (NT-GSC), minimum selection GSC (MS-GSC) or minimum estimation and combining GSC (MEC-GSC), with no further complexity. The A-GSC receiver compromises between the power consumption, hardware complexity and performance gain that each additional diversity branch induces, resulting in significant savings in power and computational resources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4723327
Pages (from-to)5214-5219
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Diversity techniques
  • Fading channels
  • Generalized
  • Selection combining (GSC).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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