Analytic Framework for the Effective Rate of MISO Fading Channels
Journal article, 2012

The delay constraints imposed by future wireless applications require a suitable metric for assessing their impact on the overall system performance. Since the classical Shannon's ergodic capacity fails to do so, the so-called effective rate was recently established as a rigorous alternative. While prior relevant works have improved our knowledge on the effective rate characterization of communication systems, an analytical framework encompassing several fading models of interest is not yet available. In this paper, we pursue a detailed effective rate analysis of Nakagami-m, Rician and generalized-K multiple-input single-output (MISO) fading channels by deriving new, analytical expressions for their exact effective rate. Moreover, we consider the asymptotically low and high signal-to-noise regimes, for which tractable, closed-form effective rate expressions are presented. These results enable us to draw useful conclusions about the impact of system parameters on the effective rate of different MISO fading channels. All the theoretical expressions are validated via Monte-Carlo simulations.


performance analysis

effective rate

Delay constraints

single-output (MISO) systems




spectral efficiency

wireless links


fading channels

service driven power

rate adaptation




Michail Matthaiou

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

G. C. Alexandropoulos

Athens Information Technology-AIT

H. Q. Ngo

Linköping University

E. G. Larsson

Linköping University

IEEE Transactions on Communications

0090-6778 (ISSN)

Vol. 60 6 1741-1751 6184250

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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