Average outage duration of multihop communication systems with regenerative relays

Lin Yang*, Mazen O. Hasna, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Closed-form expressions for the average outage duration (AOD) of multihop regenerative communication systems over generalized fading channels are presented. Both noise-limited and interference-limited systems are studied. To show the usefulness of the presented expressions, some specific fading scenarios are considered. In addition, some numerical examples of interest comparing direct versus relayed transmission and studying the effect of increasing the number of hops and/or cochannel interferers are plotted and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1366-1371
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Average outage duration
  • Co-channel interference
  • Fading channels
  • Level crossing rate
  • Multihop communication systems
  • Regenerative relays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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