JPL's Wireless Communication Reference Website

Chapter: Wireless Channels
Section: Multipath Fading, Rician fading, Rician distribution

BER for Rician Fading

This Special Purpose Embedded Calculator calculates the BER in a flat Rician channel with slow fading.

BER for Rician Fading

Input parameters:

K factor
Power in LOS divided by
scattered power.
Local-mean power
LOS+scattered power
Bit rate
Noise spectral density
dB above thermal
dB kT0


Local-mean Eb/N0 dB
BER for BPSK. QPSK and MSK  
BER for coherent FSK  
BER for DPSK  
BER for noncoherent FSK  
Outage Probability
Receiver threshold 0 dB

See also spreadsheet for symbol error rate for QAM with Rayleigh fading

For the evaluation of cellular networks, see also the comprehensive spreadsheet for outage probabilities with Rayleigh fading, shadowing, interference, and man-made noise.


JPL's Wireless Communication Reference Website 1999.