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Performance Evaluation of Wireless Communication Systems over Composite \({\varvec{\alpha}}{-}{\varvec{\mu}}/\)Gamma Fading Channels


The composite \(\alpha {-}\mu /\)gamma distribution is considered in this paper. Specifically, we derived closed-form expressions for the power probability density function (PDF) and the cumulative density function (CDF). We then use the PDF and the CDF to derive novel closed-form expressions for the outage probability, the average symbol error rate, and the average channel capacity over the composite \(\alpha {-}\mu /\)gamma fading channels. All derived expressions are valid for integer and non-integer values of the fading parameters. Some representative numerical examples are provided to study the impact of the fading and shadowing parameters on the system performance. Furthermore, the numerical results are compared with Monte-Carlo simulations. Both results demonstrate excellent agreement which validates our analysis.

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Badarneh, O.S. Performance Evaluation of Wireless Communication Systems over Composite \({\varvec{\alpha}}{-}{\varvec{\mu}}/\)Gamma Fading Channels. Wireless Pers Commun 97, 1235–1249 (2017).

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  • Composite fading channels
  • Long-term fading
  • Performance analysis
  • Short-term fading