On the capacity of generalized-K fading MIMO channels
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010

This correspondence explores the ergodic capacity of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems operating in generalized-K fading conditions. Using some recent results on majorization theory, we derive an analytical capacity bound which is applicable for arbitrary values of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and number of antenna elements. In addition, we deduce simple bound approximations in the high-SNR regime and demonstrate that the effects of small and large-scale fading are decoupled. A similar statistical analysis is carried out for MIMO channels under K-fading, which represents a special case of generalized- fading that can be tackled via the Wishart matrix theory. The implications of the model parameters on the bound performance are also investigated via Monte Carlo simulations.

Ergodic capacity

MIMO systems

generalized-K fading

majorization theory


Michail Matthaiou

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signalbehandling

N. D. Chatzidiamantis

Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis

George K. Karagiannidis

Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis

Josef A. Nossek

Technische Universität München

IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing

1053-587X (ISSN)

Vol. 58 11 5939-5944 5510179


Informations- och kommunikationsteknik


Elektroteknik och elektronik

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik



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