On the computation of the higher order statistics of the channel capacity for amplify-and-forward multihop transmission

Ferkan Yilmaz, Hina Tabassum, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

Higher order statistics (HOS) of the channel capacity provide useful information regarding the level of reliability of signal transmission at a particular rate. In this paper, we propose a novel and unified analysis, which is based on the moment-generating function (MGF) approach, to efficiently and accurately compute the HOS of the channel capacity for amplify-and-forward (AF) multihop transmission over generalized fading channels. More precisely, our easy-to-use and tractable mathematical formalism requires only the reciprocal MGFs of the transmission hop signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Numerical and simulation results, which are performed to exemplify the usefulness of the proposed MGF-based analysis, are shown to be in perfect agreement. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-494
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

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