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On the statistics of the fading parameters of the α-μ distribution: Field trials and validation

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4 Author(s)
Krishnan, A. ; Dept. of Commun., State Univ. of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil ; Selvati, C.L. ; Dias, U.S. ; Yacoub, M.D.

This paper presents the results of outdoor field trial measurements in order to obtain the probability density functions and the autocorrelation functions of the fading parameters of the α-μ distribution. The ranges of possible practical values of the α and μ fading parameters are also obtained from the empirical data. In addition, the instantaneous magnitude variations of α and μ considering the mobile receiver displacement are estimated and discussed. The results provide important information about the practical usefulness of the α-μ fading model in mobile communication systems.

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Communications (NCC), 2012 National Conference on

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3-5 Feb. 2012