New results on the performance evaluation of the relay fading channel

Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, George K. Karagiannidis, P. Takis Mathiopoulos

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Abstract

The end-to-end performance of a dual-hop relaying system operating over independent, non-identical Nakagami-m fading channels, is analyzed and evaluated. Closed-form expressions for the cumulative distribution function, the probability density function, the moments and the moment generating function of the end-to-end signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), are derived. Using these results, closed-form expressions for the outage probability are presented for both channel state information and fixed-gain relays. Furthermore, for the case of fixed-gain relay, the average end-to-end SNR, the amount of fading and the average bit-error rate are also expressed in closed-form. The proposed mathematical analysis is complemented by numerical examples, including the effects on the overall performance of the SNRs unbalancing as well as the fading severity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Pages1630-1634
Number of pages5
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: May 7 2006Jul 10 2006

Other

Other2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period5/7/067/10/06

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Tsiftsis, T. A., Karagiannidis, G. K., & Mathiopoulos, P. T. (2006). New results on the performance evaluation of the relay fading channel. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (Vol. 4, pp. 1630-1634). [1683122]