A new simple model for land mobile satellite channels

A. Abdi, W. C. Lau, M. S. Alouini, M. Kaveh

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In this paper we propose a new shadowed Rice model for land mobile satellite channels. In this model the amplitude of the line-of-sight is characterized by the Nakagami distribution. The model provides closed-form mathematically-tractable expressions for the fundamental channel statistics such as envelope probability density function and envelope-squared moment generating function. The model is very convenient for analytical and numerical performance prediction of complex narrowband and wideband land mobile satellite systems, with different types of uncoded/coded modulations, with or without diversity. Comparison of the new model with published channel data demonstrates the flexibility of the model in characterizing a variety of channel conditions and propagation mechanisms.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2630-2634
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Communications (ICC2001) - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Jun 11 2000Jun 14 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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