Calculating Outage Probability of Block Fading Channels Based on Moment Generating Functions

Yilmaz A. Ö.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.59, sa.11, ss.2945-2950, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 59 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/tcomm.2011.070511.100309
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2945-2950


Block fading channels present a realistic model in many communication scenarios. We propose a method by which the outage probability of block fading channels can be evaluated in a straighforward and computationally efficient manner by utilizing the moment generating function of a single block's mutual information. The flexibility of moment generating functions helps obtain outage probabilities in various cases such as wideband noise jamming and multi-access interference. The effect of discrete input alphabets on outage is also investigated and turns out to be vital especially under interference.