On the Fast and Precise Evaluation of the Outage Probability of Diversity Receivers Over α−μ, κ−μ, and η−μ Fading Channels

Chaouki Ben Issaid, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Raul Tempone

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Abstract

In this paper, we are interested in determining the cumulative distribution function of the sum of α−μ, κ−μ, and η−μ random variables in the setting of rare event simulations. To this end, we present a simple and efficient importance sampling approach. The main result of this work is the bounded relative error property of the proposed estimators. Capitalizing on this result, we accurately estimate the outage probability of multibranch maximum ratio combining and equal gain diversity receivers over α−μ, κ−μ, and η−μ fading channels. Selected numerical simulations are discussed to show the robustness of our estimators compared to naive Monte Carlo estimators.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1255-1268
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 2017

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