Outage probability of MIMO AF relay networks over Nakagami-m fading channels

T. Q. Duong, G. C. Alexandropoulos, T. A. Tsiftsis, H. J. Zepernick

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The outage probability (OP) of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) amplify-and-forward (AF) relay networks using orthogonal space-time block code is investigated. In particular, a closed-form tight lower bound expression for the OP over independently but not necessarily identically distributed Nakagami-m fading channels is derived. Moreover, an asymptotic approximation for OP which reveals the coding and diversity gains is presented. The analytical expressions are validated by Monte-Carlo simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1231
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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