Average outage and non-outage duration of selective decode-and-forward relaying

Nikola Zlatanov, Robert Schober, Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, George Karagiannidis

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In this paper, assuming transmission with fixed rate and fixed power, we derive the average duration of capacity outage and non-outage events of selective decode-and-forward relaying with repetition coding over slow Rayleigh fading channels. Furthermore, we develop high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) approximations for both durations which provide significant insight into the impact of various system and channel parameters. For high SNR, on a double logarithmic scale, both the average outage duration (AOD) and the average non-outage duration (ANOD) become straight lines when plotted as functions of the SNR. However, while the slope of the ANOD improves with increasing diversity order, the slope of the AOD is 1/2 independent of the diversity order.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT 2011)
Subtitle of host publicationKelowna, BC, Canada; 17-20 May 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781457707438
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventCanadian Workshop on Information Theory 2011 - Kelowna British Columbia, Canada
Duration: 17 May 201120 May 2011
Conference number: 12th


ConferenceCanadian Workshop on Information Theory 2011
Abbreviated titleCWIT 2011
CityKelowna British Columbia

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