On the second-order statistics of a new simple model for land mobile satellite channels

A. Abdi, W. C. Lau, M. S. Alouini, M. Kaveh

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A new simple model has recently been proposed for land mobile satellite channels. In this paper we study the second-order statistics of the new model. First we develop a characteristic function-based approach for calculating the level crossing rate of the new model in diversity systems, where the branches can have different fading statistics. Then we compare the level crossing rate and the average fade duration of the new model with measured data. Similar to the first-order statistics, our results show that the second-order statistics of the new model can be expressed in compact closed forms, convenient for both mathematical analysis and numerical calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number54ND
StatePublished - 2001
EventIEEE 54th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC FALL 2001) - Atlantic City, NJ, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2001Oct 11 2001

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