On the performance analysis of wireless receiver using generalized-gamma fading model



In this paper, we provide a unified analysis for wireless system over generalized fading channels that is modeled by the two parameter generalized gamma model. This model is versatile enough to represent short-term fading such as Weibull, Nakagami-m, or Rayleigh as well as shadowing. The performance measures such as the amount of fading, average bit error rate, and signal outage are considered for analysis. With the aid of moment generating function (MGF) approach and Padé approximation (PA) technique, outage probability and average bit error rate have been evaluated for a variety of modulation formats. We first use the PA technique to find a simple way to evaluate compact rational expressions for the MGF of output signal-to-noise ratio, unlike previously derived intricate expressions in terms of Fox’s H and MeijerG functions. Using these rational expressions, we evaluate the performance of wireless receivers under a range of representative channel fading conditions. Our results are validated through computer simulations, which shows perfect match.


Wireless channel modeling Digital modulation Outage probability Average bit error rate Moment generating function Padé approximation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jyoteesh Malhotra
    • 1
  • Ajay K. Sharma
    • 2
  • R. S. Kaler
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringG.N.D.U. Regional CampusJalandharIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Science EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyJalandharIndia
  3. 3.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringThapar UniversityPatialaIndia

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