Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Performance Analysis for Multihop Relaying Channels with Nakagami-m Fading: Ergodic Capacity Upper-Bounds and Outage Probability

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

3 Author(s)
Asghari, V. ; Inst. Nat. de la Rech. Sci., Univ. of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada ; Benevides da Costa, D. ; Aissa, S.

This paper investigates the ergodic capacity and outage probability performance of multihop relaying networks subject to independent non-identically distributed Nakagami-m fading. Particularly, we exploit a typical amplify-and-forward relaying system with an arbitrary number of cooperative intermediate relays and no direct link between the source and destination nodes. In our analysis, channel state information is assumed to be known only at the receiving nodes and the cooperative links may have distinct fading parameters and distinct average signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) levels. In this context, a tight closed-form upper bound expression for the ergodic capacity is derived. For this, firstly the moment generating function (MGF) of the inverse of the end-to-end SNR is obtained in closed-form. Then, making use of this expression, an upper bound for the ergodic capacity is attained. Thereafter, we investigate the end-to-end outage probability performance of the multihop relaying channels in Nakagami-m fading by making use of the aforementioned MGF expression. Finally, Monte-Carlo simulation results are provided and show the tightness of the proposed bounds.

Published in:

Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:60 ,  Issue: 10 )

Date of Publication:

October 2012

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.