Second-order statistics for the envelope of α-κ-μ fading channels

Anastasios Papazafeiropoulos, Stavros Kotsopoulos

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Exact closed-form expressions for the level crossing rate (LCR) and the average duration of fades (ADF) of α- fading channels are presented. Confirmation of the derived analytical formulations is attained by reducing the general results to some widely known cases (Nakagami-m, Rice, and Weibull). Extra validation is performed by comparison with measurement data and by means of a sample of numerical results obtained by the Monte Carlo simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5439342
Pages (from-to)291-293
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Average duration of fades
  • Fading channels
  • Generalized fading distributions
  • Level crossing rate


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