Outage Capacity Analysis of TAS/MRC Systems over Arbitrary Nakagami-m Fading Channels

Chia-Chun HUNG  Ching-Tai CHIANG  Shyh-Neng LIN  Rong-Ching WU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.1   pp.215-218
Publication Date: 2010/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.215
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
outage capacity,  TAS/MRC,  Nakagami-m,  diversity,  

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A simple closed-form approximation for the outage capacity of Transmit Antenna Selection/Maximal-Ratio Combining (TAS/MRC) systems over independent and identically distributed (i.i.d) Nakagami-m fading channels is derived while the fading index is a positive integer. When the Nakagami-m fading index is not an integer, the approximate outage capacity is derived as a single infinite series of Gamma function. Computer simulations verify the accuracy of the approximate results.