The η - λ - μ: A general fading distribution

Anastasios K. Papazafeiropoulos, Stavros A. Kotsopoulos

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In this paper, a novel general small-scale fading model for wireless communications, that describes the non-homogeneous nature of the propagation medium, is introduced. Its probability density function (PDF) is given by a simple, exact, and closed-form expression. Namely, the η - λ - μ includes the λ - μ, the η - μ, the Gamma, the Exponential, the Hoyt, the Nakagami-m, the Rayleigh, and the One-Sided Gaussian distributions as special cases. Field measurements and Monte Carlo simulation have been used to validate the proposed distribution. An outperformance has been shown among the widely known fading distributions by fitting to the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 20094 Dec 2009


Conference2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


  • η - μ distribution
  • Correlation
  • Fading channels
  • Nakagami-m distribution


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