Efficient outage probability evaluation of diversity receivers over α-μ fading channels

Abstract
In this paper, we are interested in determining the cumulative distribution function of the sum of α - μ random variables in the setting of rare event simulations. To this end, we present an efficient importance sampling estimator. The main result of this work is the bounded relative error property of the proposed estimator. This result is used to accurately estimate the outage probability of multibranch maximum ratio combining and equal gain diversity receivers over α - μ fading channels. Selected numerical simulations are discussed to show the robustness of our estimator compared to naive Monte Carlo.

Citation
Ben Issaid C, Alouini M-S, Tempone R (2018) Efficient outage probability evaluation of diversity receivers over α-μ fading channels. 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2018.8376962.

Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Journal
2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)

Conference/Event Name
2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2018

DOI
10.1109/WCNC.2018.8376962

Additional Links
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8376962/

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