Performance Analysis of Dual-hop DF Satellite Relaying over kappa-mu Shadowed Fading Channels Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2017 IEEE. The satellite relaying system is a promising network architecture in next generation wireless communication systems, due to its large coverage and stability. In this paper, the performance of a dual-hop decode-and- forward based satellite relaying system over kappa- mu shadowed fading channels is investigated, where a source earth station transmits information to a destination earth station via a satellite relay. We first obtain the exact closed-form expressions of the outage probability of such a system in terms of bivariate confluent hypergeometric functions. By using a novel gamma approximation to the kappa-mu shadowed distribution, the simple outage expression is derived. Moreover, the accurate expression of the average bit error rate (ABER) and the ergodic capacity are obtained in terms of Appell hypergeometric functions and hypergeometric functions, respectively. Again, with the help of the gamma approximation, we derive the approximate ABER and capacity expressions. In the high signal-to-noise ratio regime, the asymptotic ABER expression is obtained in terms of elementary functions. Finally, numerical and Monte- Carlo simulation results are provided to demonstrate the validity of the proposed unified expressions.

name of conference

  • 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, J., Li, X. u., Ansari, I. S., Liu, Y., & Qaraqe, K. A.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Jiayi||Li, Xu||Ansari, Imran Shafique||Liu, Ying||Qaraqe, Khalid A

publication date

  • March 2017