Impact of correlation on the capacity of MIMO channels

Ming Kang*, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents exact results on (i) the moment generating function (MGF) of the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) channel capacity and (ii) the outage probability and the capacity complementary distribution function (CCDF) of MIMO maximal ratio combining (MRC) systems both in correlated Rayleigh fading environment We then deduce from (i) both the mean and the variance of this capacity as well as the Gaussian-approximated capacity CCDF. The mathematical formalism is illustrated by some numerical examples that show the impact of various parameters on the capacity of correlated MIMO channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2623-2627
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003) - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: May 11 2003May 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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