Average outage duration of multiuser wireless communication systems with a minimum signal power requirement

Lin Yang*, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper deals with the average outage duration (AOD) of wireless communication systems subject to co-channel interference. In particular, it presents closed-form expressions for the AOD when a minimum desired signal power requirement is specified for satisfactory reception. The results are quite general and accounts for systems operating over Rician and/or Nakagami fading environments. When applicable these new expressions are compared to those previously reported in the literature dealing with the AOD of (i) interference-limited systems when both the desired and interfering signals are subject to Rayleigh type of fading and (ii) power-limited systems operating over Rician or Nakagami fading channels. Corresponding numerical examples that illustrate applications of the results are also provided and discussed. These results show that specifying a certain minimum desired signal power requirement induces a floor on the AOD. They also show that the AOD is essentially affected by the the maximum Doppler frequencies (or equivalently the speed) of the desired users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1507-1511
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Vehicular Technology Conference - Birmingham, AL, United States
Duration: May 6 2002May 9 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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