Higher Order Capacity Statistics of Multi-hop Transmission Systems over Rayleigh Fading Channels

Yilmaz F., Tabassum H., Alouini M.

16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Hammamet, Tunisia, 25 - 28 March 2012, pp.1042-1044 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/melcon.2012.6196606
  • City: Hammamet
  • Country: Tunisia
  • Page Numbers: pp.1042-1044
  • Keywords: higher order statistics, ergodic capacity, amplify-and-forward transmission, multihop transmission, Rayleigh fading channels
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, we present an exact analytical expression to evaluate the higher order statistics of the channel capacity for amplify and forward (AF) multihop transmission systems operating over Rayleigh fading channels. Furthermore, we present simple and efficient closed-form expression to the higher order moments of the channel capacity of dual hop transmission system with Rayleigh fading channels. In order to analyze the behavior of the higher order capacity statistics and investigate the usefulness of the mathematical analysis, some selected numerical and simulation results are presented. Our results are found to be in perfect agreement.