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Effective Capacity Analysis over Generalized Composite Fading Channels

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123756-123764
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


A performance analysis of the effective capacity in two recently proposed generalized composite fading channels, namely \kappa - \mu /inverse gamma and \eta - \mu /inverse gamma composite fading channels, is conducted. To this end, accurate analytic expressions for the effective capacity are derived along with simple tight bound representations. Additionally, simple approximate expressions at the high average signal-to-noise ratio regime are also provided. The effective capacity is then analyzed for different delay constraint, multipath fading and shadowing conditions. The numerical results show that the achievable spectral efficiency lessens as the multipath fading and shadowing parameters decrease (i.e., severe multipath fading and heavy shadowing become prevalent) or the delay constraint increases. The accuracy and tightness of the proposed bounds is demonstrated and approximate representations are also provided to verify their usefulness. Furthermore, our numerical results are validated through a careful comparison with the simulated results.


  • Channel capacity, composite fading, effective capacity, η-μ/inverse gamma model, κ-μ/inverse gamma model

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