Our journal paper
[J-7] || D. Ciuonzo, G. Romano and P. Salvo Rossi, “Performance Analysis and Design of Maximum Ratio Combining in Channel-Aware MIMO Decision Fusion“, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 4716 – 4728, September 2013
appears in the current issue (Sep. 2013) of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. The manuscript provides a detailed theoretical study of the inexpensive maximum-ratio combining (MRC) fusion rule in channel-aware MIMO decision fusion scenario.