Exact Capacity Analysis of Multihop Transmission over Amplify-and-Forward Relay Fading Channels


Yilmaz F. , Kucur O., Alouini M.

21st Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), İstanbul, Türkiye, 26 - 30 Eylül 2010, ss.2293-2298 identifier identifier

  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/pimrc.2010.5671697
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2293-2298

Özet

In this paper, we propose an analytical framework on the exact computation of the average capacity of multihop transmission over amplify-and-forward relay fading channels. Our approach relies on the algebraic combination of Mellin and Laplace transforms to obtain exact single integral expressions which can be easily computed by Gauss-Chebyshev Quadrature ( GCQ) rule. As such, the derived results are a convenient tool to analyze the average capacity of multihop transmission over amplify-and-forward relay fading channels. As an application of the analytical framework on the exact computation of the average capacity of multihop transmission, some examples are accentuated for generalized Nakagami-m fading channels. Numerical and simulation results, performed to verify the correctness of the proposed formulation, are in perfect agreement.