This letter presents an alternative analytical expression for ' the symbol error probability (SEP) of the coherent M-ary phase shift keying (M-PSK) system when an arbitrary phase error exists in an additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel. Unlike the previous work, it is shown that the SEP performance of the M-PSK system can be completely characterized by the one- and two-dimensional Gaussian Q-functions. The new expression is numerically more convenient to manipulate than the previous results by replacing the integral operations with the built-in functions commonly available in various mathematical software tool libraries.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||IEICE Transactions on Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Dec|
- Phase error
- Symbol error probability