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In this letter, we investigate the outage performance of dual-hop decode-and-forward (DF) cooperative systems in an interference-limited Nakagami-m fading environment. More specifically, assuming the presence of Nakagami-m faded multiple co-channel interferers at the DF relay and a noisy destination, simple accurate closed-form approximations for the end-to-end outage probability are derived. To this end, moment-based estimators are used to attain the appropriate Nakagami-m fading parameters. Simulation results are presented in order to confirm the accuracy of the proposed approximations.
Date of Publication: May 2011