Generation of correlated Rayleigh fading channels for accurate simulationof promising wireless communication systems

Al-Hussaibi, Walid A and Ali, Falah H (2012) Generation of correlated Rayleigh fading channels for accurate simulationof promising wireless communication systems. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 25. pp. 56-72. ISSN 1569-190X

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In this paper, a generalized method is proposed for the accurate simulation of equal/ unequal power correlated Rayleigh fading channels to overcome the shortcomings of existing methods. Spatial and spectral correlations are also considered in this technique for different transmission conditions. It employs successive coloring for the inphase and quadrature components of successive signals using real correlation vector of successive signal envelopes rather than complex covariance matrix of the Gaussian signals which is utilized in conventional methods. Any number of fading signals with any desired correlations
of successive envelope pairs in the interval [0, 1] can be generated with high accuracy. Moreover, factorization of the desired covariance matrix is avoided to overcome the shortcomings and high computational complexity of conventional methods. Extensive simulations of different representative scenarios demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposedtechnique. The simplicity and accuracy of this method will help the researchers to study and simulate the impact of fading correlation on the performance evaluation of various multi-antenna and multicarrier communication systems. Moreover, it enables the engineers for efficient design and deployment of new schemes for feasible wireless

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Correlated fading; Rayleigh channels; Diversity; Multiplexing; Capacity; Multi-antenna systems; Multicarrier systems
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication > TK5103.2 Wireless communication systems. Mobile communication systems
Depositing User: Falah Ali
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 13:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 21:47

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