Outage probability of dual-branch 2D-RAKE receivers

Ming Kang*, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Two-dimensional (2D)-RAKE receivers process signals in both time and space to improve the performance of code division multiple access (CDMA) systems. In this paper, we establish the connection between the 2D-RAKE signal-to-interference-ratio (SIR) output statistics and the generalized Hotelling's T02 (in the complex case) distribution. We study this distribution and offer new simple explicit closed-form expressions (in terms of hypergeometric functions) for its probability density function (PDF) and cumulative distribution function (CDF). Based on that, we derive the outage probability of dual-branch 2D-RAKE receivers over Rayleigh fading channels. As a double check these analytical results are validated by Monte-Carlo simulations and some numerical examples for particular cases of interests are plotted and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Telecommunicatins Conference GLOBECOM'01 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 25 2001Nov 29 2001


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunicatins Conference GLOBECOM'01
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change


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