Performance analysis of amplify-forward relay in mixed Nakagami-m and Rician fading channels

Arun K. Gurung, Fawaz S. Ai-Qahtani, Zahir M. Hussain, Hussein Alnuweiri

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Abstract

The performance of a dual-hop amplify-and forward relay system is analyzed in terms of outage probability and average symbol error rate. The source-relay and relay-destination channels experience mixed fading distributions namely, Rician and Nakagami-m. Analytical expressions for Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) and Probability Density Function (PDF) of end-end signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) are derived and confirmed with Monte-Carlo simulation. Approximate lower bound for outage probability is also derived, which becomes tight at high SNR values. The expressions are given in terms of infinite sum series of modified Bessel function, which converges after finite iterations. The derived expressions are valid for different fading scenarios (depending on m factor), and specialize to previously published results for m = 1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, ATC 2010
Pages321-326
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, ATC 2010 - Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Duration: 20 Oct 201022 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, ATC 2010

Other

Other2010 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, ATC 2010
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh City
Period20/10/1022/10/10

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Keywords

  • Asymmetric fading
  • Dual-Hop relay
  • Performance analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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Gurung, A. K., Ai-Qahtani, F. S., Hussain, Z. M., & Alnuweiri, H. (2010). Performance analysis of amplify-forward relay in mixed Nakagami-m and Rician fading channels. In Proceedings - 2010 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, ATC 2010 (pp. 321-326). [5672698] (Proceedings - 2010 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, ATC 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ATC.2010.5672698