A paper I read studied the effect of transmitter impairments and receiver impairments by modeling both as additive white Gaussian noise. The noise for transmitter impairmenets are added before the antenna before transmission. The noise modelling receiver impairments is added as an additional white Gaussian noise to the thermal white Gaussian noise. A conclusion was made as follows
The main reason for this is that the noise added at the transmitter (modeling Tx EVM) experiences the same frequency- and time-selective fading as the desired signal. In contrast, the noise added at the receiver (modeling Rx EVM) does not experience frequency-selective fading (only time-selective fading).
Does the quoted conclusion above make sense?