Science Publishing Group
Statistical properties of the error sequences produced by fading channels with memory have a strong influence over the performance of high layer protocols and error control codes. Finite State Markov Channel (FSMC) models can represent the temporal correlations of these sequences efficiently and accurately. This paper proposes a simple Genetic Algorithm (GA) based search for the optimum state transition matrix for a block diagonal Markov model. The burst error statistics of the GA based FSMC model with respect to autocorrelation function and error free interval distribution of the original error sequence are presented to validate the proposed method.