Ergodic capacity and outage performance of amplify-and-forward protocols

Widanagamage, Anushka (2013) Ergodic capacity and outage performance of amplify-and-forward protocols. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis analyses the performance bounds of amplify-and-forward relay channels which are becoming increasingly popular in wireless communication applications. The statistics of cascaded Nakagami-m fading model which is a major obstacle in evaluating the outage of wireless networks is analysed using Mellin transform. Furthermore, the upper and the lower bounds for the ergodic capacity of the slotted amplify-and-forward relay channel, for finite and infinite number of relays are derived using random matrix theory. The results obtained will enable wireless network designers to optimize the network resources, benefiting the consumers.

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ID Code: 64586
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Jayalath, Dhammika & O'Shea, Peter
Keywords: Ergodic Capacity, Amplify-and-Forward, Outage, Cascaded Fading, Slotted Amplify-and-Forward, Random Matrices, Nakagami-m
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2013 01:19
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 21:59

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