Scheduled System Maintenance:
Some services will be unavailable Sunday, March 29th through Monday, March 30th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

On an Improved Markov Chain Model of the Rayleigh Fading Channel

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Carruthers, R. ; Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton ; Beaulieu, N.C.

The multivariate Rayleigh distribution is intractable, a fact which has motivated research into modeling Rayleigh fading using Markov chains. Previous work has focused on amplitude-based Markov chains, but has had limited success in accurately modeling the autocorrelation of the fading channel. A different state-space definition, one that involves both the amplitude and rate-of-change of the envelope of the fading signal is analyzed. The expanded state-space definition is used as the basis for first- and second-order Markov chain models. This expanded state-space improves upon previous models with regard to the shape of the autocorrelation.

Published in:

Global Telecommunications Conference, 2007. GLOBECOM '07. IEEE

Date of Conference:

26-30 Nov. 2007