Capacity analysis under generalized composite fading conditions

Paschalis Sofotasios, Seong Ki Yoo, Nidhi Bhargav, Sami Muhaidat, Simon Cotton, Michail Matthaiou, Mikko Valkama, George Karagiannidis

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Novel composite fading models were recently proposed based on inverse gamma distributed shadowing conditions. These models were extensively shown to provide remarkable modeling of the simultaneous occurrence of multipath fading and shadowing phenomena in emerging wireless scenarios such as cellular, off-body and vehicle-to-vehicle communications. Furthermore, the algebraic representation of these models is rather tractable, which renders them convenient to handle both analytically and numerically. The present contribution presents the major theoretical and practical characteristics of the η - μ / inverse gamma composite fading model, followed by a thorough ergodic capacity analysis. To this end, novel analytic expressions are derived, which are subsequently used in the evaluation of the corresponding system performance. In this context, the offered results are compared with respective results from cases assuming conventional fading conditions, which leads to the development of numerous insights on the effect of the multipath fading and shadowing severity on the achieved capacity levels. It is expected that these results will be useful in the design of timely and highly demanding wireless technologies, such as wearable, cellular and inter-vehicular communications as well in wireless power transfer based applications in the context of the Internet of Things.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking (CommNet)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538646090
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2 Apr 20184 Apr 2018


Conference2018 International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking
Abbreviated titleCommNet 2018
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  • Wireless Communications
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
  • Ergodic Capacity Analysis
  • Fading Channels


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