Composite multipath fading/shadowing environments are frequently encountered in different realistic scenarios. These channels are generally modeled as a mixture of Nakagamim multipath fading and log-normal shadowing. The resulting composite probability density function (pdf) is not available in closed form, thereby making the performance evaluation of communication links in these channels cumbersome. In this paper, we propose to model composite channels by the Gdistribution. This pdf arises when the log-normal shadowing is substituted by the Inverse-Gaussian one. This substitution will prove to be very accurate for several shadowing conditions. In this paper we conduct a performance evaluation of single-user communication systems operating in a composite channel. Our study starts by deriving an analytical expression for the outage probability. Then, we derive the moment generating function of the G-distribution, hence facilitating the calculation of average bit error probabilities. We also derive analytical expressions for the channel capacity for three adaptive transmission techniques, namely, i) optimal rate adaptation with constant power, ii) optimal power and rate adaptation, and iii) channel inversion with fixed rate.
- Adaptive transmission techniques
- Fading channels information rates
- Log normal
- Nakagami distribution and composite distributions
- Outage probability
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering