On the computation of the higher-order statistics of the channel capacity over generalized fading channels

Ferkan Yilmaz, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

The higher-order statistics (HOS) of the channel capacity μn=E[logn (1+γ end)], where n ∈ N denotes the order of the statistics, has received relatively little attention in the literature, due in part to the intractability of its analysis. In this letter, we propose a novel and unified analysis, which is based on the moment generating function (MGF) technique, to exactly compute the HOS of the channel capacity. More precisely, our mathematical formalism can be readily applied to maximal-ratio-combining (MRC) receivers operating in generalized fading environments. The mathematical formalism is illustrated by some numerical examples focusing on the correlated generalized fading environments. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Volume1
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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