A comparative study of two shadow fading models in ultrawideband and other wireless systems

Ali Abdi, Mostafa Kaveh

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Abstract

The distribution of the local average power at a mobile is usually considered to be lognormal in terrestrial and satellite channels. However, the mathematical form of the lognormal distribution is not convenient for analytic calculations. In this paper, we show the utility of the gamma distribution for shadow fading, in both terrestrial and satellite channels, using empirical data. Furthermore, we show that the application of the gamma model of shadow fading results in closed-form and mathematically-tractable solutions for key system performance measures such as the average symbol error rate of different modulations with a variety of diversity combining techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5739088
Pages (from-to)1428-1434
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Shadow fading
  • fading channels
  • gamma distribution
  • large-scale fading
  • lognormal distribution
  • performance analysis
  • shadowing

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