An accurate approximation to the distribution of the sum of equally correlated Nakagami-m envelopes and its application in equal gain diversity receivers

Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, Nikola Zlatanov, George K. Karagiannidis

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We present a novel and accurate approximation for the distribution of the sum of equally correlated Nakagami-m variates. Ascertaining on this result we study the performance of Equal Gain Combining (EGC) receivers, operating over equally correlating fading channels. Numerical results and simulations show the accuracy of the proposed approximation and the validity of the mathematical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2009
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)9781424434350
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications 2009: A Tradition of Innovation - International Congress Center Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200918 Jun 2009 (IEEE Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications 2009
Abbreviated titleICC 2009
OtherSince 1965 the IEEE International Conference on Communications is one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society. It brings together the world's leading scientists from academia and industry. Recent advances in the field of communications will be presented, thereby facilitating scientific idea exchange, the identification of future trends in communications, and the illumination of business opportunities. The conference has been hosted at the International Congress Center, located at the scenic banks of the Elbe river and embedded in the cultural center of Dresden.
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