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Simple and accurate methods for outage analysis in cellular mobile radio systems-a unified approach

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3 Author(s)
Annamalai, A. ; Bradley Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA ; Tellambura, C. ; Bhargava, V.K.

Two unified expressions for computing the refined outage criterion (which considers the receiver noise) in cellular mobile radio systems are derived using the Laplace and Fourier inversion formulas. Since these expressions do not impose any restrictions on the signal statistics while being easy to program, they provide a powerful tool for outage analysis over generalized fading channels. We also assess compatibility and applicability of previously published approaches that treat noise as cochannel interference (noise-limited model) or consider a minimum detectable receiver signal threshold and receiver noise. The outage probability in an interference-limited case can be evaluated directly by setting the minimum power threshold to zero. The analysis of correlated interferers is presented. Results are also developed for a random number of interferers. Several new closed-form expressions for the outage probability are also derived. Some previous studies have suggested approximating Rician desired signal statistics by a Nakagami-m (1960) model (with positive integer fading severity index) to circumvent the difficulty in evaluating the outage in Rician fading. The suitability of this approximation is examined by comparing the outage performance under these two fading conditions. Surprisingly, some basic results for Nakagami-m channel have been overlooked, which has led to misleadingly optimistic results with the Nakagami-m approximation model. However, similar approximation for the interferer signals is valid

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 2 )