Efficient Simulation of the Outage Probability of Multihop Systems

Chaouki Ben Issaid*, Mohamed Slim Alouini, Raul Tempone

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In this paper, we present an efficient importance sampling estimator for the evaluation of the outage probability of multihop systems with amplify-and-forward channel state-information-assisted. The proposed estimator is endowed with the bounded relative error property. Simulation results show a significant reduction in terms of number of simulation runs compared to naive Monte Carlo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8080307
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2017


  • Importance sampling
  • amplify-and-forward
  • multihop systems
  • naive Monte Carlo.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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