Performance Analysis of Semi-Blind Amplify-and-Forward Relay System in Mixed Nakagami-m and Rician Fading Channels

Wei XU
Jianhua ZHANG
Yi LIU
Ping ZHANG

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B    No.11    pp.3137-3140
Publication Date: 2010/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.3137
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Fundamental Theories for Communications
Keyword: 
relay,  Nakagami-m fading,  Rician fading,  semi-blind,  amplify-and-forward,  

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Summary: 
Performance analysis of a dual-hop semi-blind amplify-and-forward (AF) relay system in mixed Nakagami-m and Rician fading channels, is proposed. We derived the closed-form expression for the cumulative distribution function (CDF) of the equivalent end-to-end signal to noise ratio (SNR), based on which the exact outage probability and symbol error probability (SEP) are investigated. The theoretical analysis is validated by Monte Carlo simulation results.