Second-order statistics of SC macrodiversity system operating over Gamma shadowed Nakagami-m fading channels

Dušan M. Stefanović, Stefan R. Panić, Petar Ć Spalević

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This paper derives the second-order statistics of SC (selection combining) macrodiversity operating over the Gamma shadowed Nakagami-m fading channels. Macrodiversity system of SC type consists of two microdiversity systems and selection (switching) is based on their output signal power values. Each microdiversity system is of MRC (maximal ratio combining) type with arbitrary number of branches in the presence of correlative Nakagami-m fading. We have derived the infinite-series expressions for LCR (level crossing rate) and AFD (average fading duration) at the output of this system. Numerical results are also presented in order to show the influence of various parameters such as number of the diversity branches at the microcmbiners, fading severity and level of correlation between those branches on the system's statistics, and then compared to the previously published results from this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalAEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Average fade duration
  • Level crossing rate
  • Macrodiversity
  • Microdiversity
  • Shadowed fading channel

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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