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A. Dziri, D. L. Ruyet, D. Roviras and M. Terre, “Outage Probability Analysis of the Decode and Forward Relaying over the Composite Fading Multipath/Shadowing Channels,” 2010 IEEE Eleventh International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Paris, 20-23 June 2010, pp. 1-5. doi:10.1109/SPAWC.2010.5670907

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  • TITLE: Performance Analysis of Decode and Forward Cooperative Relaying over the Generalized-K Channel

    AUTHORS: Ali Dziri, Michel Terre, Nidal Nasser

    KEYWORDS: Cooperative; Relay; Generalized-K Distribution; Composite Fading

    JOURNAL NAME: Wireless Engineering and Technology, Vol.4 No.2, April 16, 2013

    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we analyze the performance of cooperative diversity using adaptive Decode and Forward (DF) relaying over independent but non-necessarily identical flat composite fading channels which include multipath fading and shadowing simultaneously. We have considered the transmission of M-QAM modulated signals over Generalized-K channel model which is very versatile and accurately approximates many of the commonly used channel models as Nakagami-m, Log-Normal distributions and the mixture of the two distributions for the composite fading. Using an approximation of the Generalized-K pdf by a Gamma pdf, we derive analytical expressions for the outage probability and the Average Symbol Error Probability (ASEP) of the proposed scenario and analyze their dependence on the channel parameters. We assume in our context that the relay decides independently whether or not to forward the signal to the destination based on the received signal quality. Simulations are provided for 16-QAM modulation for both the outage and the ASEP. The obtained results are discussed and proved to be in good agreement with our theoretical analysis.