The performance and capacity improvement
of Wireless Communication (WC) are growing
tremendously due to its global acceptability. However, it
suffers from multipath fading, which is made worse as a
result of the imperfect recovery of the carrier phase by
the Phased Locked Loop (PLL) circuit, thereby, causing
Phase Error (PE). The previous analyses over various
channels resulted in very difficult and complex integrals.
This work is an attempt to analyze the WC in Rayleigh
and Rician channels corrupted by multipath fading with
phase error, using PDF (Probability Density Function) in
Equal Gain Combining (EGC) statistical analysis.
Closed form expressions were derived over independent
and identically distributed (i.i.d) channel for different
schemes. BER for BPSK modulation was obtained.
Numerical and simulation results for different degrees of
phase error were obtained. The results show that the
higher the degree of the PE, the higher the Bit Error
Rate and the Outage Probability, indicating that the PE
must be kept within the allowable values.
Keywords : Phase Error, Bit Error Rate, Outage Probability, PDF, EGC