On the Performance Analysis of Digital Communications over Weibull-Gamma Channels

Imran Shafique Ansari, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this work, the performance analysis of digital communications over a composite Weibull-Gamma (WG) multipath-fading and shadowing channel is presented wherein WG distribution is appropriate for modeling fading environments when multipath is superimposed on shadowing. More specifically, in this work, exact closed-form expressions are derived for the probability density function, the cumulative distribution function, the moment generating function, and the moments of a composite WG channel. Capitalizing on these results, new exact closed-form expressions are offered for the outage probability, the higher- order amount of fading, the average error rate for binary and M-ary modulation schemes, and the ergodic capacity under various types of transmission policies, mostly in terms of Meijer's G functions. These new analytical results were also verified via computer-based Monte-Carlo simulation results. © 2015 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781479980888
StatePublished - May 2015

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