Simulation and analytic evaluation of false alarm probability of a non-linear detector
AuthorAmirichimeh, Reza, 1958-
KeywordsEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.
bit error rate
digital communication system
large deviation theory
AdvisorBahr, Randall K.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractOne would like to evaluate and compare complex digital communication systems based upon their overall bit error rate. Unfortunately, analytical expressions for bit error rate for even simple communication systems are notoriously difficult to evaluate accurately. Therefore, communication engineers often resort to simulation techniques to evaluate these error probabilities. In this thesis importance sampling techniques (variations of standard Monte Carlo methods) are studied in relation to both linear and non-linear detectors. Quick simulation, an importance sampling method based upon the asymptotics of the error estimator, is studied in detail. The simulated error probabilities are compared to values obtained by numerically inverting Laplace Transform expressions for these quantities.